We all respond differently when disaster strikes. Some kneel heartbroken in meditation and reflection, while others make public statements. Some donate supplies, while others make financial contributions. These are all certainly important to relief efforts, but it’s those that become present in the midst of the crisis that truly deserve our sincere appreciation.
First responders are those brave and selfless men and women who rush to areas of need– including natural disasters and acts of violence– without hesitation. They are the people who protect the safety and health of our people and communities. This National First Responders Day– October 28 — PLH Group shows appreciation to the brave men and women who fearlessly insert themselves into the line of danger to protect their neighbors– friends and strangers alike.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimates 4.6 million first responders throughout the country, including career and volunteer firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and paramedic workers. These men and women respond to approximately 240 million 9-1-1 calls throughout the nation each year. And, just like you, each of these first responders has a team of family and friends anxiously waiting for their loved one to return home at the end of each day.
This National First Responders Day, join PLH Group and its eleven entities in thanking local and national first responders for their selfless acts to protect our communities and nation each day. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer first responder, or simply getting involved in responding to needs in your local community, contact your local United Way.