"Creating a positive difference in the lives of Individuals through Random Acts of Kindness"
Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization, modeled after a national program that was originated in Oakland, California by firefighters from that city. The model that Oakland developed has been adopted by many other organizations across North America and has touched the lives of thousands of people in need of assistance. Hillsbor Firefigthers Random Acts formed in 2005 under the leadership of Firefighter Ted Whiteman (since retired). Today, Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts has impacted thousands of lives since its inception.
This charity program has been created by dedicated firefighters and employees from the City of Hillsboro who truly believe that we can make a difference in our community in ways besides our emergency responses and daily interaction with the public. As firefighters, we respond into the homes of citizens where we can observe up close, the personal situations where people truly need a hand to live and succeed. We seek to plant positive seeds in our neighborhoods to the benefit of the whole community. Our aim is simple – to help our fellow firefighters and city employees give something extra back to the communities they live in and care for.
With a board made up of diverse individuals within the Fire Department and the City, serving on a purely voluntary basis, we aim to fulfill our mission statement: “Creating a positive difference in the lives of Individuals through Random Acts of Kindness.” The program is for everyone, and all we want is a commitment from the heart. Because everyday firefighting brings us up close with the lives of people who truly need a hand to get by, we provide a channel for our colleagues to bring donations or their requests for help. A simple procedure has been established to address identified needs, and our board has granted requests for such items as diverse as funeral expenses for a victim of SIDS, motorized wheel chair for a WWII vet, garden improvements for a cancer patient, and much more. If you would like to assist us in our efforts, or would like to know more, feel free to contact us.