Help the Good Guys is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for injured fire fighters, police officers and their families. HTGG sponsors music events and concerts which are organized and promoted through local fire fighter and police organizations. HTGG provides a platform for fire fighters and police officers to aid and assist their brothers and sisters who are experiencing financial need due to work related illness, injury, or family crisis through fund raising activities.
When a firefighter or police officer is injured, their family suffers a devastating loss of income. Most cities and communities have limited funds to continue injured-on-duty pay. If a firefighter or police officer qualifies for long term disability, it is paid at a substantially lower rate than full salary (50-60%). Additionally, many firefighters and police officers work second jobs to supplement their income and this extra income is lost when an injury or illness occurs. With severe injuries/illnesses, the spouse often becomes a full time caregiver, further reducing the family’s income.
Thousands of first responders suffer duty related injuries or illness every year. Many can eventually return to work, but some are permanently disabled with life altering conditions. HTGG has helped to raise thousands of dollars to aid these fire fighters and their families.