Fort Worth-based WPI Firefighters’ Fund was founded by Della Williams in 1999 to provide financial assistance to the families of firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. The purpose of the Fund is to help bridge the gap between when tragedy strikes and before benefits kick in – a crucial period during which families, already struggling to cope with pain, uncertainty, and grief, are further burdened with financial difficulties.
Since its founding, the WPI Firefighters’ Fund has provided more than $800,000 in grants to fire departments, injured or fallen firefighters. Ms. Williams has committed to supporting this non-profit by providing administrative expenses, physical office space, and general support. Thanks to the success of StoveTop FireStop®, a product her firm WilliamsRDM invented and manufactures, is just one of many ways the company gives back.
Della H. Williams, President
President & CEO, WilliamsRDM, Inc.
Founder, WPI Firefighters' Fund
Dr. Sandra Armstrong, DDS
Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC.
Grapevine Fire Department Fire Chief (retired)
Lisa Ivie Miller
Director of Government Relations and Education,
South Texas Money Management, Ltd.
Attorney, Kirkley & Berryman, LLP
Melissa Williams Hoskins
Director of Development
Since its founding, the WPI Firefighters’ Fund has provided more than $800,000 in grants to fire departments, injured or fallen firefighters.
WPI Firefighters’ Fund provides assistance to firefighters injured in the line of duty, families of fallen firefighters, and other items needed to protect their communities and personnel on a case by case basis according to need and available resources.
Total Grants Disbursed: $862,711
The following table summarizes WPIFF grants from 2001 to present.
Join us in our effort to provide for the needs of our firefighters and their families by registering for an upcoming fundraising event, becoming a sponsor, volunteering your time – or starting a fundraiser of your own to benefit this cause.
Whether you can give your time or contribute financially, on behalf of those who will be the beneficiaries of your kindness – we thank you. But, there are other ways to help. If you know know a firefighter – volunteer or paid – please make them aware of the WPIFF and encourage them to get to know us and to spread the word among the others on their team. Let them know we’re here – and that we thank them.
Hurricane Harvey has devastated 50 counties at or near the Texas Gulf Coast. While first responders are helping the citizens in their cities and towns, many of their own homes, fire stations and equipment have sustained damage or been completely destroyed.
WPIFF is partnering with the Texas Fire Chief ’s Association (TFCA) to raise capital for the rebuilding of homes for firefighters in the 50 counties effected by Hurricane Harvey. Donate to our Firefighting Rebuilding Fund today to help our Texas Firefighters.
Please make checks out to "WPI Firefighters' Fund"
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