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The Flight Crew Disaster Relief Fund

The Flight Crew Disaster Relief Fund was created as a result of a lack of financial support across the public safety aviation industry for flight crew members that have experienced substantial loss following catastrophic events and natural disasters. Agencies such as law enforcement, military, and fire suppression have long established relief funds designed to support their personnel and families in the event of various emergencies and unforeseen events. Often, members of aviation assets in the private sector are left without aid.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, ECHO will distribute 100% of donations received to ECHO members and their families, whom meet a need for financial support following catastrophic events. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Disaster Relief Fund will be maintained as an ongoing collection. Requests for financial support will be evaluated by the ECHO Board of Directors and distributed with assistance and support from the ECHO Flight Crew Assistance and Support Team.

Inquiries for support and involvement in ECHO FAST can be made by emailing Thank you for your donation to the Flight Crew Disaster Relief Fund.

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