The Believe 271 Foundation, Inc. was founded in March of 2014 to provide support to our local heroes. With the financial support comes emotional support, letting our heroes know that "No One Fights Alone."
We rely on fundraising events and your generous donations to fulfill our duties and we could not survive without the support of the fire service and loyal followers. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit your donation is tax deductible.
Other than minimal insurance costs, all of our proceeds are given back to local firefighters and ladies auxiliary members. We have an unpaid board of directors, no employees, no expenses and dedicated professionals that volunteer their services for the good of our organization.
Believe 271 has become an integral player in the fight against cancer offering educational programs locally and nation-wide.
OUR GIFT THERMOMETER
We've gifted over $194,000 to firefighters and their families who are struggling with cancer and life threatening illnesses!
Benefit for Fire Chief & Deputy Sheriff Wayne Smoulcey Willowvale Fire Department & Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Wayne Smoulcey diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. Sunday, March 31st at Deerfield Firehouse 1PM – 5PM. $20 per person (children 12 & under free). Food & beverages 50/50, silent auction, basket raffles, DJ. For tickets please call: […]
5th Annual Red Knights Motorcycle Ride to support Believe 271 Foundation The date is confirmed for our 5th Annual Firefighters Ride to benefit the Believe 271 Foundation. We are all set for June 1st. The ride route is slightly changing this year and we will start at Utica Harley Davidson and end at Westmoreland Fire […]
Believe 271 Bingo Night – Willowvale Fire Co. Inc. We are pleased to announce that we have planned a Believe 271 Bingo Night! The event will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Willowvale Fire Co. Inc. – 3459 Oneida Street, Chadwicks, NY 13319. Doors open at 3PM and bingo begins at 5PM. 19 […]
Believe 271 Foundation Family Night – Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs Game We are pleased to announce that we have planned a Believe 271 Foundation Family Night at the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs vs. Utica Blue Sox game. As the date gets closer we’ll share more information. We want this to be a family night at […]
6th Annual Believe 271 Golf Tournament at Skenandoa Golf Course We are pleased to announce that we’ve secured the Skenandoa Golf Course once again for our annual tournament. The event will take place on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Registration opens at 8:30am. Shotgun Start at 10:00am. Please register early. Applications can be found on our […]
2019 CNY Memorial Stair Climb First and foremost, this event is focused on remembering those emergency responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11/01 during the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. While the situation was one no responder is ever prepared for, those first and subsequent responders faithfully performed their duties […]