100 Club of Chicago
One of the most, if not THE most, important charity organization for the survivors of first responders:
- Chicago's first responders, the police, firemen, sheriff's deputies and federal agents, are known for being those who "serve and protect." But who is there to serve and protect them? And their loved ones?
For more than 40 years, that near-anonymous help has come from the 100 Club of Chicago, a volunteer organization which specializes in low-key assistance for the families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty.
"We've raised and given away over $8 million," said Joe Ahern, the agency's executive director. "We've served 240 families. We've got 18 kids in college right now."
We realize there are other organizations, some formed recently, that do right by our fallen. But the 100 Club is the old timer on the block, and it's nice to see them get the recognition they deserve occasionally.
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