The Chip Terry Fund For First Responders

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 * 83-0910293
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2018
Address *

223 Garrard Street
Covington , KY 41011
United States
County * Kenton
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