The Chip Terry Fund For First Responders

Posted July 23, 2019

Name of Non-Profit Organization *

The Chip Terry Fund for First Responders INC

Today's Date: *

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Organization's website

EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *


What year did your organization receive it's non-profit status? *


Address *

223 Garrard Street
Covington , KY 41011
United States

County *


Your Name *

Hannah Knox

Your Title *

Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator

Your email address *

Your Phone Number

(859) 468-4940

Executive Director's Name *

Jo Terry

Executive Director's email address *

What is the mission of your organization?

To provide educational, financial and emotional support and counseling to police, fire, and other emergency personnel and their families, particularly those affected by PTSD and other occupational related stress disorders.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *

  • (5) Education
  • (8) Health

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?

More firefighters and police officers commit suicide than die in the line of duty every year. The Ruderman Foundation commissioned a paper in April 2018 on Mental Health and Suicide in First Responders. The study found in 2017 there were 103 reported firefighter suicides compared to the 93 firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as 140 reported police officer suicides compared to the 129 killed in the line of duty. These numbers are considered low as many first responder suicides are not reported. Our mission is to help educate both first responders and the community about the health of those who protect us every day.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *

Yes, Grades 9 – 12

List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.

Each year we will need volunteers for our fundraiser and our educational seminar. This year they are in August and September. As we grow we will be holding more events.

Volunteer coordinator

Hannah Knox

Volunteer coordinator's email address

Volunteer coordinator's phone number

(859) 468-4940