IAFF Local 781 gives back to the City of Independence
Updated On: Jan 05, 2019
The Independence Firefighters Local 781 Good and Welfare Corporation was established on October 10, 1975. Composed of members of IAFF Local 781, the nonprofit corporation dedicates itself to bettering people’s lives through resources like the Community Service League and our local School Districts. From financial to actual man-power help, the corporation strives and takes great pride in contributing to the improvement of our community.
In 2017 alone our Good & Welfare Corporation has donated over $43,600 to help the Citizens of Independence including:
$4,000 - Scholarships for the students of Truman, William Chrisman, Van Horn and Fort Osage High Schools.
$2,500 – To the Community Service League of Independence, for programs like Back to School and Holiday Adopt-a-Family.
$1,200 - Kennas Cuddles for gift bags that are donated to patients at Childrens Mercy Hospital.
$30,000 - Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) annual Boot Block.
$4,000 - Stop, Drop and Shop with a Firefighter where 37 children got the opportunity to Christmas shop with the Independence Firefighters.