Sculptures to honor and memorialize community heroes are common throughout the United States. Through a grassroots effort, firefighters at the Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) wanted to create a sculpture to do the same for Lakeland firefighters. LFD has been fortunate in that it has not suffered any active, line of duty deaths of firefighters. However, it was felt that the sacrifices and service firefighters provide is something that should be honored and appreciated. A committee of firefighters was created and through their efforts the project was designed to develop a sculpture to pay homage to the profession, with an adjacent reflection area.

Lakeland Firefighters Foundation Fund

For the creation and maintenance of a commemorative sculpture and reflection area as well as additional projects to enrich the community and create awareness of the local Fire Service.

About the GiveWell Community Foundation

GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to invest in themselves through Agency Funds. GWCF also works with local service clubs, veterans groups, municipalities, and other community groups by offering Community Funds for the betterment and improved quality of life of our area. Click here to view all of our Featured Funds.

GiveWell Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build a stronger community throughout Polk, Hardee, and Highlands county and beyond through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. The Foundation is home to more than 300 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. GWCF has awarded of $161 million in grants since its founding in 1997. Click here to learn more about us.