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Meet the NFFF Family Programs Team

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The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Family Programs team is here for you, carrying out the organization’s original mission: to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives. For those of you don’t know all of us yet, let us introduce ourselves!

Ashley Whitmore

Ashley Whitmore

Family Programs Support Specialist

During this challenging time, take a moment to try something new. You could find a new hobby or have a laugh at a failed attempt; either way leads to a great story.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Eric Nagel

Eric Nagle

Family Programs Specialist

In this time of uncertainty, I take a few moments each day to find new signs of Spring (blooming of flowers or buds on the trees) and these signs of renewal lift my spirits.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain. ” – Vivian Greene

Beverly Donlon

Beverly Donlon

Director of Family Programs

While we are social distancing, this is a good time to concentrate on your own self-care. Stretch and exercise your body. You can do this alone or include your family in a daily routine.

Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice; the happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” – Anonymous

Jenny Woodall

Jenny Woodall

Grief Specialist

Slowing down and staying in the present moment can focus the lens of gratitude—for sunshine, the bloom of spring, quiet moments, and the fact that we are all working together for the greater good.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ” – Marcel Proust

Erin Browning

Erin Browning

Outreach Assistant

While many are focusing on what they are not able to do at this time, I am focusing my energy into what I am able to do: take a short walk, phone a friend, try a new recipe, write a letter, journal, color, paint or any other creative outlet I can think of!

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

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The Fire Hero Family Programs team is here for you. While we are adapting to these new circumstances, we are researching ways to bring resources, workshops, and meetings to you virtually. In the coming weeks, we will provide resources and information to help you stay connected.

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