100 Club of Chicago

First Responder Profile:
Orland Fire Protection District
Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Hogan

 

Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Hogan is heavily involved in running our upcoming Rock Bottom Events in Orland Park.

Can you please explain why you participate in the Rock Bottom Events that benefit the 100 Club?

“So I met a friend at one of the Rock Bottom events and I had a ton of fun and I thought it was a good reason why we were there, the whole thing, that hits home. It’s a super good cause. It was really appealing to me, so he asked me to do the Day of Tips so I showed up and the people who did it, the whole experience really was awesome and fun. I had a great time…. I like doing the fundraiser, I like the whole atmosphere. Knowing some of the people in these incidents, it really hits home. I’ve seen the 100 Club really make a difference and I think about how I just do a very small part. And if it was to ever happen to me, than just the feeling that something like that is there is really comforting and I totally give 100%.

It sounds cliche, but I feel like everyone always says, “The fire department doesn’t owe me anything.” It’s been amazing to me, my family, it’s been a family through my whole life. They’ve given me so much. And if this is what I can give back, then that’s what’s important. Just as much as I can give back because they don’t owe me anything. I owe the fire service everything.”

Mission

The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook and Lake Counties are included.

Your contribution to the 100 Club of Chicago helps provide for the dependents of fallen first responders. We are grateful for your support.

Our Membership Program provides various membership options to choose from in order to support our 100 Club Families.

Read what the 100 Club has been up to in our latest edition of The Siren.

Programs

Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 270 families with more than $11 million through our programs. Through First Response Assistance, Educational Assistance and our Gold Shield Partners, we are able to provide for our families.

When tragedy strikes in Cook or Lake County, the 100 Club of Chicago immediately responds with financial support to help lessen the devastating effects.

Education Assistance is available to the spouses and children of fallen first responders for higher education, including trade and vocational schools, colleges and universities. Grants and scholarships are both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gold Shield Partners work with the families of the fallen to provide them with pro bono professional support in the areas of Counseling, Law, Finance and Education.

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Fallen Heroes

The 100 Club of Chicago honors the brave men and women who serve in public safety, police and fire departments throughout Cook and Lake Counties, who risk their lives on a daily basis so that we can be safe in our homes, workplaces and communities. We honor the fallen by hosting a roll call of our public safety professionals who lost their lives in the line-of-duty. Fallen Heroes