New York Jets Center Nick Mangold will illuminate the iconic tower lights of the Empire State Building in blue, white and red on behalf of Answer the Call – The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund to raise awareness of and support for the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who were killed in the line of duty. It will happen at 4:30 p.m.
Answer the Call will host its 31st Anniversary Gala on October 5, 2016.
About Answer the Call
Answer The Call – The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund provides assistance to the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Since its inception in 1985 by Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub, the charity has distributed over $130 million to hundreds of families. The Benefit Fund provides immediate and ongoing financial assistance in the form of annual distributions to grieving families after they lose their loved one. In addition, the Benefit Fund provides an ongoing network of support and gatherings for these families to cope and connect after such tragedy. The Benefit Fund serves approximately 600 families, and the goal is to provide meaningful assistance to the beneficiaries for the rest of their lives.