First responders are the glue that holds our communities together. They’re also the wives, husbands, moms and dads who hold families together when they come home from work every night (or morning, or afternoon).
Sometimes, they don’t come home.
Upon the death in the line of duty of a covered individual, representatives of the Board will visit the family within 24 hours and present them with a check for $25,000. There is no application to fill out and no strings attached. Sometime later (this will occur after our fund is fully endowed) the Board will again visit the family and possibly assist with financial matters on a long-term basis depending on the individual family needs. Each situation will be different and therefore long term help may or may not occur.
SAFE is funded through fully tax-deductible donations/contributions and has four classes of memberships. All members receive 2 window decals and lifetime members receive a commemorative shadow box with the SAFE shield appropriately displayed.
The concept of the 100 Club was born in Detroit in 1952. Following the fatal shooting of a young Detroit officer, a gentleman by the name of William M. Packer, a friend of the Police Commissioner, wrote to 100 of his friends encouraging them to donate to a fund for the fallen officer. The response was 100%. In 2002, members of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission paved the way with an idea that we needed a support organization in our area. With that idea in mind, the planning began. Through the hard work of the Board of Directors and sponsorship by the Crime Commission, the Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund, “SAFE,” was officially announced on October 30, 2003.