As a result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, FDNY Firefighter Michael Kiefer (L132 â€“ Brooklyn NY) lost his life that day as his unit responded to the call. All six men from his company died that day and to date have never been recovered.
Friends of the Kiefer family have established a fund within the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation (NYFBCF) to honor and memorialize Michael. It's called the FDNY Firefighter Michael Kiefer Fund.
NYFBCF is a 100% non-profit charitable organization that has been in existence since 1976 and is heartily endorsed by both the New York City Fire Department as well as its primary recipient of donations, the New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Hospital, W.R. Hearst Burn Center, located on York Avenue in New York City. The Foundation is fully staffed by both current and former members of the FDNY who are all volunteers â€“ no salaries are drawn from donations.
The Kiefer Family ask that you consider contributing to this worthwhile organization in tribute to Michael's heroic actions on that horrible day. Based on the funds that are raised, the gift donated could range from a $5,000 Dermaton (an operating room tool to split skin for grafts), a $25,000 freezer to preserve skin donations, or possibly a $75,000 fellowship for funding a dedicated medical doctor-resident for one year to treat burn patients at this world-renown Hospital. The gift in Michael's memory will be presented to the Hospital on behalf of your kind generosity.
Please give serious consideration to donating on behalf of Michael, a true hero who gave up his life that day so others could be saved. The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation will
acknowledge your tax deductible contribution. We thank you for your donation.
Please send your donations to:
The FDNY Firefighter Michael Kiefer Fund
c/o The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
21 Asch Loop
Bronx, N.Y. 10475