The Negaunee VFW recently held a First Responder Night fundraiser to help support the mental health of first responders. The event raised funds that will be donated to the Central U.P. Critical Incident Stress Management Support Group, which will use the money to cover co-pays for therapy sessions, transportation costs, and training programs for first responders.
Jeff Green, a member of the support group, spoke about the importance of these funds in keeping the programs running smoothly. He emphasized that without financial support, they would not be able to properly assist first responders who are struggling with mental health issues. Green also encouraged any first responders who may be facing mental health challenges to reach out for help.
The support group is designed to assist first responders who have experienced difficult situations related to their work. They provide emotional support and resources when those in need are feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The fundraiser was aimed at ensuring that first responders have access to the mental health support they need to continue performing their duties effectively and compassionately.
Overall, this event was a powerful reminder of how important it is to support those who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. By donating funds and raising awareness, we can ensure that our first responders have access to the resources they need for their mental health and wellbeing.