Website is currently under construction,
but here is some info on who we are:
The Board Members of Ignite the Spirit of Greensboro would like for you to be familiar with and understand the countless efforts that our Foundation represents; community involvement, assisting our brothers and sisters of the Greensboro Fire Department and having the passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
The flagship version of Ignite the Spirit began in 2003 when a meeting of the minds between several Chicago Firemen came together to create an organization that would help others in need; our brothers and sisters on the job that have fallen victim to life’s unjust hardships.
Ignite the Spirit of Greensboro was started in 2012 when members of the Chicago charity visited Greensboro, NC while ridding bicycles cross country to raise funds for pediatric cancers. After we in Greensboro lost our brother, Captain Will Caviness while running the 2011 Chicago Marathon, the idea of starting a charity to assist the family members of the Greensboro Fire Department members was born. Enter the Chicago brothers and sisters who so graciously donated to Will’s family after his passing. There was a bond that was formed between Chicago Fire and Greensboro Fire that will live on in Will’s memory. While our Chicago brothers were staying in Greensboro during the cross country ride the idea of starting a Greensboro version of the already successful Ignite the Spirit Foundation was born.
With the expansion of Ignite the Spirit of Greensboro we now have the charity we have all dreamed of to assist the families of those Greensboro Fire Brothers and Sisters in need. Perhaps our pride as men and women on the job is what keeps Ignite the Spirit in the shadows for many of you. Our hope is to one day soon be able to walk into a brother or sisters house if needed, hand them a check, say a few kind words, give them a hug ensuring things will get better and just leave? Ignite the Spirit will continue on without fanfare, every day, and lives true by the slogan, “We’re HERE When You Need Us”.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with Ignite the Spirit. Your support in spreading the word of our Foundation and the extent of assistance that we will hopefully be able to provide is our top priority. Ignite the Spirit has the potential to be great, and SHOULD be great – we all need a little help when life throws you a curve ball. We want to be in a position to offer immediate assistance. Our goal is that if we receive a call in the afternoon, we can guarantee a visit to your home that evening. Who else would make such an effort? Or care to? Ignite the Spirit does.
As always, we appreciate your encouragement and continued support. Your support is our success! Thank You for Supporting our Firefighter Charity, and attending our Firefighter Fundraisers. Please check back often as we get up and running and take time to visit our on line store once operational.