We are so very honored to announce our charity partner for 2020, First Responders of Mississippi! We hope you will join us in helping raise money for our local First Responders.
Following a series of critical incidents experienced by LEOs, a group of concerned citizens met with members of affected LEOs and began a serious conversation about the needs of first responders and the lack of available resources and support following traumatic events.
Our first responders are commonly faced with traumatic events. Some of these events may lead to grave consequences for the individuals and their families. For example, officers can be faced with losing one of their own, as was the case in 2016 when Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agent Lee Tartt was fatally injured during a hostage situation. In addition to the loss of Agent Tartt, three Highway Patrol SWAT officers were also injured. This was the culminating event in a series of incidents that LEOs had experienced in a short amount of time. For some officers, their families, and their respective organizations, circumstances changed in the blink of an eye.
We decided to take immediate action, raising enough funds in two hours to be able to send a group of LEOs out of state to begin the healing process. It was our way of offering the support and resources needed to offer our first responders the best opportunities to heal.
We realize that families and organizations have needs that are equal in size and scope. When a First Responder experiences a critical incident, their home-family and their work-family forever changes. For this reason, it is important that FROM include support and resources for all involved parties. It could be an officer or fire fighter that is struggling with family issues; a child experiencing behavioral or health-related challenges; or LEOs or their families faced with addiction issues. FROM is here to help you.
We are here to help you navigate your journey, no matter what season of life you are in.
Our mission is to provide services for First Responders in their greatest time of need. Resources can be provided to individuals, families or organizations.
Our areas of focus include:
▪ Life Saving Equipment
▪ Behavioral Health Prevention Education
▪ Behavioral Health Referrals, including Trauma, and Addiction-Related issues
▪ Disaster Relief for First Responders
First Responders of Mississippi was created to make a positive difference in the lives of First Responder organization, the heroes themselves, and their families, no matter the challenge.
Would you please consider joining with us as we help raise money for them by the miles we run in 2020? 100% of all donations go to First Repsonders of Mississippi and are 100% tax deductible. How can you join us? Here are a few ways you can help:
1. You can personally help us by donating for the miles we run on our Facebook Page, Eat & Run MS or on our secure website eatrunms.org/donate
2. You can make a one time donation
3. LIKE/SHARE our social media posts
4. If you have a business, please consider becoming a sponsor. You can email us at [email protected] for more information
5. If you are a runner and would like to use your miles, please email us at [email protected]