First Responders witness tragedy, heartbreak, helpless- ness, and disbelief on many occasions, but with each bout of frustration comes a renewed sense of commitment to their passion for helping others.

According to a recent survey from wine brand Josh Cellars – an advocate of the cause – 94% of people believe first responders deserve more recognition and support for the work they do, but only 32% have ever supported a first responder cause.

We as a community must remind them that even though they can’t change the course of an event, their presence and interventions help Marion County residents through the most trying times.

How it works

Simply visit one of the participating restaurants and purchase as many meal certificates as you like. The restaurant will complete the information on the meal certificate and place your name or business card on the ticket, so the first responder knows who made the donation.

When a first responder enters a participating restaurant wearing their uniform and identification, they will receive the certificate and can redeem it for a qualifying meal. The certificates have NO CASH VALUE, and must be used in one of our partner restaurants, but showing appreciation to those who are there when we need them most is PRICELESS!

Let’s show the rest of the country how we in
Marion County treat our First Responders!