There is only about 15 minutes remaining to bid on a signed Rusty Staub bobblehead in a charity auction to support the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. 100% of the proceeds from the auction go toward supporting the families of local heroes who were killed in the line of duty.
Rusty signed the bobblehead during his Google Hangout Podcast last week in which he sat down with a panel of Mets bloggers including our own Stephen Hanks representing Mets Merized Online.
In case you missed it, you can watch the entire hangout with Rusty here:
The Benefit Fund’s mission is to provide assistance to the families of New York City Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. The Benefit Fund gives financial assistance to grieving families immediately after they lose their loved one. Our goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to our beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives.
Since the Benefit Fund’s inception in 1985 by Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub, the Benefit Fund has distributed over $123 million to the families of New York City police and fire personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Though the Benefit Fund was initially created to assist families of New York City Fire Fighters and Police Officers, we now include the families of Emergency Medical Services and Port Authority Officers as well. In 1987 we provided 320 families with annual financial assistance and by 2010, we made the same commitment to nearly 700 families. Our need has certainly grown, but our mission remains pure: help children and spouses who lost a loved one in the line of duty, charged with the task of keeping our families safe.
So help support the cause and bid now!