March 17, 2022 - Gilmore Hero Foundation was recognized by the El Dorado County Fire Protection District Board of Directors during the March Board of Directors meeting. Gilmore Hero Foundation president Chris Whitaker was on hand to accept a recognition plaque.
Last month, Gilmore Hero Foundation donated three thousand dollars to directly support the efforts of local firefighters. The donation was used to provide firefighters with uniform items. Firefighters are using and laundering uniforms more frequently due to COVID-19 exposures, enhanced decontamination procedures after fires and increased fitness initiatives. This donation assures that firefighters have access to additional clean uniform items during their work day.
The Gilmore Hero Foundation provides support to first responders, active military and veterans throughout El Dorado County as a non-profit foundation.
As an independent special district, the El Dorado County Fire Protection District relies entirely on the support of the community it protects. Although the District is funded largely through property taxes and other revenue streams, donations like this help to fund special projects and programs or other areas where service needs exist.