Firefighters Unite to Aid Wounded Veteran

I get a lot of charities and groups who reach out to me and I try to help those I believe in.

Veterans hold a special place in my heart.  They put their lives on the line to protect us , our families and our way of life.  They have devoted their time to serve the country and should be greatly acknowledged.  You can show you care by volunteering at the local VA hospital, lend a hand with a local veterans group, buy a veteran a beer at a bar or take a part in the Wheels 4 Warrior Fundraiser.

Be sure to scroll down and see how you can nominate a wounded vet or local hero in need.

It's the kickoff of the Wheels 4 Warrior Fundraiser! Fire Dept. Coffee, the AFFI Warrior Program, and the City of Rockford Firefighters have teamed up to raise money to award a deserving veteran with a new American-Made vehicle, outfitted with any special features related to his or her disability.

The public can join the initiative by purchasing a RED Tee, RED Mug, or RED Patch at www.firedeptcoffee.com/charity.

Fire Dept. Coffee will donate 100% of the proceeds from Special Edition Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) merchandise from April 10-July 6 to the Wheels 4 Warriors Fundraiser.

Firefighters Unite to Aid Wounded Veteran
The service-minded roaster Fire Dept. Coffee is teaming up with local firefighters in Rockford, Illinois to aid a deserving warrior.

In partnership with the City of Rockford Firefighters Local 413 and the AFFI Warrior Program, Fire Dept. Coffee will donate 100% of the proceeds from Special Edition Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) merchandise from April 10-July 6 to the Wheels 4 Warriors Fundraiser.

Join the Firefighter initiative by purchasing a RED Tee, RED Mug, or RED Patch at www.firedeptcoffee.com/charity.

“So many of our veterans return home wounded with scars on their bodies and hearts,” said Fire Dept. Coffee Founder and US Navy veteran Luke Schneider. “It can be physically, emotionally, and logistically hard to get back on your feet, which is where this fundraiser comes in.”


Wheels 4 Warriors works to lift the spirits of one local wounded veteran from the Iraq or Afghanistan War by awarding him or her with a new American-Made vehicle. The vehicle will be chosen by the warrior and outfitted with any special features related to his or her disability by the VA.

Fire Dept. Coffee offers high-quality, easy-drinking, and freshly roasted coffee flavors, developed to support the nation’s hardest working men and women.

The Wheels 4 Warriors Fundraiser is set to launch April 10, and will culminate on July 6 with a big giveaway at the Rockford City Market.

To honor a local wounded veteran, visit www.iaff413.org and click on “Wheels 4 Warriors” tab to see all rules and nominate the local hero in need. Nominations will be accepted through May 30th. APPLICATION:  http://www.iaff413.org/form.cfm?id=22

To support the firefighter initiative to aid wounded veterans, please visit www.firedeptcoffee.com/charity.

About Fire Dept. Coffee:
Luke Schneider launched Fire Dept. Coffee in July of 2016 with the mission to bring the easiest drinking coffee to the nation's hardest working men and women. Luke is a Navy Veteran and firefighter paramedic, serving Rockford, IL. 

One of my favorite quotes: " A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself "- Joseph Campbell     -Maryann Morgan