Halton Heroes Fund
Why this Fund was created
In Halton region, we are fortunate to have a Police Service that provides round the clock service and protection for our families, friends, and communities. When a police service member is injured or killed in the line of duty, his or her family often requires immediate financial assistance, and cannot wait for insurance and other benefits to kick in. It was discovering this gap between the timing of a serious incident and receipt of funds that inspired Keith Strong to lead a group of like-minded philanthropists, including Jim Frizzle, Cheryl Goldring, Dorothy Borovich, Les Vass and a community-based board of directors to act. They provided their own resources and encouraged others to donate money, products and services to create The Halton Heroes Gala. The purpose of the event was two-fold: to raise awareness of the selfless work done every day by members our Halton Regional Police Service, and to generate money for an endowed fund, called the Halton Heroes Fund, that is held in trust by the Burlington Foundation.
What this Fund is for
The purpose of the fund is to provide bridge funding that may be needed by Police Service members and their families at a critical time.
Who Benefits from this Fund?
Members of the Halton Region Police Service and their families who will continue to have financial assistance, in the event of injury or loss of life while on active duty.