IFHF Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
NEW YORK, NY – The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a leader in supporting the men and women of the armed forces, today announced it has received $100,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety and Security Institute. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, IFHF will continue its efforts to support the service members and their families.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation Grants support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada.
“As they have three times before, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has stepped forward to support our nation’s heroes in uniform and their families,” said David Winters, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “This generous gift will allow us to continue our campaign to build a series of centers across the country to provide diagnosis and treatment for military personnel suffering the debilitating effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). We truly appreciate Motorola’s concern for those who have sacrificed so much in service to our nation.”
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has provided over $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund most recently opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at the Walter Reade National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2013 the Fund launched a new $100 million campaign to build nine NICoE satellite centers at major military bases around the country. Each called “Intrepid Spirit,” these satellite centers will extend the care provided at NICoE to more service members and veterans suffering TBI, PTS and related afflictions. The Motorola Solutions Foundation Grants will aid significantly in the completion of the next center providing this critically important care to a broader patient base.
“Motorola Solutions is dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “The Motorola Solutions Foundation aligns itself with this mission by supporting programs like the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund that support those who put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the safety of the public. We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.”
Through the Public Safety and Security Institute, the Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor, convener and supporter of issues that affect the public safety of communities worldwide, providing leadership to drive innovation and grow and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides grants around the world with an emphasis on programming in communities where Motorola Solutions has a significant presence. For 85 years, Motorola has worked side-by-side with law enforcement to develop the solutions that support its mission. Since 2007, the foundation has provided over $25 million in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S and Canada.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to give back to the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee giving and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit http://responsibility.motorolasolutions.com
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