To provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters, EMT's and members of ladies auxiliaries in Oneida and Herkimer Counties who suffer from a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.
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 $285,000 and 65 gifts to 79 firefighters and their families who are struggling with cancer and life threatening illnesses since 2014!
The Believe 271 Board mourns the loss of Oriskany Assistance Chief Bud Koss. Bud was a mover and a shaker. He inspired his Red a Knights Motorcycle Group to create a ride in support of firefighters with cancer. Each year this ride continued to grow in attendance as they rode…
The Believe 271 Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of their scholarship in conjunction with New York State Tool Company. This year the Foundation received nineteen applications from graduating high school seniors…
The Believe 271 Foundation Board of Directors would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of you for your support of our Foundation’s mission in 2019. From the Deerfield FD Fish Fry to our Pink Tie Gala, and ALL of the events in between, your love of our fire service, our communities and our…