To provide financial assistance to Volunteer Firefighters, EMT’s and members of Ladies Auxiliary in Oneida and Herkimer County who suffer from a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.
The Believe 271 Foundation was founded in 2014 to provide support to our local heroes. Our mission to provide financial support extends through Oneida and Herkimer Counties. With the financial support comes emotional support, letting our heroes know that there is someone fighting their fight alongside them.
We rely on fundraising and donations to fulfill our duties and could not survive without the support of the fire service and loyal followers. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit your donation will be 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 a large player in the fight against cancer in the fire service, offering educational programs locally and national. Brian McQueen’s dedication to the fighting cancer has truly been an inspiration to us, our followers, and firefighters battling cancer all over the nation.