HUGE NEWS! Three Apartments for Burn Survivors & Firefighters.

THANK YOU Kraus Anderson!

 

Kraus-Anderson and Firefighters for Healing are teaming up to support burn and trauma survivors, their families and firefighters by providing three apartment units at the new HQ Apartments in Minneapolis. These conveniently located units are just 2 blocks from Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) and will be made available free of charge to burn and trauma survivors as well as firefighters from around the state who are receiving medical care in the Twin Cities.

Over the past five years Firefighters for Healing has worked with community partners to provide hotel accommodations for burn survivors and their families. While this is a good solution, in some long term cases, it is not a home away from home that helps aide in a patient’s recovery.  
 

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Firefighters for Healing hopes to support the community in 3 ways:


Provide accommodations for the FAMILIES/relatives of survivors traveling from a distance so they have a comfortable and familiar place to stay

Provide accommodations for SURVIVORS so they are close to the outpatient services to support their transition into their new normal level of activity/mobility before heading home

Provide accommodations for any FIREFIGHTER from anywhere in the state of Minnesota who is receiving care in the Twin Cities for any reason

How YOU can help:

Click here to view our Amazon Wish List 

Firefighters for Healing is seeking help from the community to fully furnish these three apartments. Your donation will be direct shipped to the foundation. Once the item (and requested quantity of that item) has been purchased, the item will no longer appear on our wish list. We hope to have the apartments ready for occupancy by early July 2018.  

Financial donations can be made at firefightersforhealing.org or by mail:
Firefighters for Healing
PO Box 374, Champlin, MN 55316

Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson (krausanderson.com) is an integrated construction management and real estate development enterprise including insurance and financial services. Kraus-Anderson, an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. And has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D.  and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester, Minn.  

Firefighters for Healing (firefightersforhealing.org) was established in 2010 after Minneapolis firefighter Jake LaFerriere suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns in a backdraft explosion while battling a house fire. It was at the hospital while being treated for his burns that Jake met young children who were undergoing the same painful treatment for their injuries. He wanted to do more. Jake founded Firefighters for Healing a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of supporting children and burn survivors.

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All are welcome to join us
in building this community!

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Every Little Thing. A sit down with Carly Pearce.

Every Little Thing. A sit down with Carly Pearce.

Radio listeners, fans, staff and attendees were graced with the music from Mitchell Tenpenny, Carly Pearce and Josh Gracin. These three entertainers are forging their way to be three of county music’s must-see performers and didn’t miss a beat during each of their showcases at The Pourhouse.

Music Therapy 101 at Buz'n Breaking Now

Music Therapy 101 at Buz'n Breaking Now

Firefighters for Healing has been fortunate and incredibly grateful to partner with the Buz’n 102.9  radio station. The concert series brought three of Nashville’s next big artists to the Twin Cities on Thursday, April 12 at The Pourhouse in Downtown Minneapolis.

Welles Inspires Us

Welles Inspires Us

From the book Man in the Red Bandana by Tom Rinaldi: They came to the towers that morning with their birthmarks and degress, allegiances and scars, student loans and night cravings. They cam with their loves cherished and lost, fights joined and surrendered, bills paid and put off. They came from different paths, took different chances, practiced different faiths, savored different meals. They came with deals made, lines drawn, orders given, cheers shouted, ideas grapsed, fears hidden, reports filed, children birthed, time served, hopes lost, dreams fulfilled. Breaths taken. Breath held. 

Our Hero

Our Hero

“I actually experienced – and somehow lived through – backdraft,” said second generation Minneapolis firefighter Jake LaFerriere. 
It was a beautiful summer day eight years ago when Jake and his colleagues at Rescue 9 went out on a call to an apartment building that was on fire. 
“There was a lot of smoke, but no fire. For some reason, I threw my mask on, which ended up saving my life. My Captain and I walked up the stairs and continued to just see and feel smoke. I hit a wall and the fire shot out, when it mixed with oxygen, it exploded Backdraft style. I was blown 11 feet in one direction, my captain in the other.”