MEET OUR TEAM
The Faces of Our Organization
TERRENCE D. JACKSON II
An invaluable part of the Gary One Love Firefighter Association staff and leadership, Terrence has witnessed the continued evolution of our programs from that start. Terrence Jackson II offers a unique skill-set that ensures undeniable impact.
Being a huge asset to Gary One Love Firefighter Association, Nathan is the mindset behind our finances. He’s heavily involved in all of the projects we have produced and continuously looking for ways for us to improve.
A vital role is necessary when it comes to engaging with the communities and networking. Tyrone is the right guy for the job. He oversees the public relations efforts of the organization, striving to bring in awareness and public interest.
Experienced, trustworthy and driven. These are just a few of the ways that coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Ashley is truly inspirational and makes it a pleasure to do what we do within the community
Trustee/Sargent at Arms
As a Sargent at Arms, Kirrendan objectives are to bring order, peace and unity during any gatherings. He works with everyone to assist with different responsibilities and errands. He’s highly valued and the right man for the job.
MAKING AN IMPACT
Planting Our Seeds
We are active within the community. We host and vendor at different events within the city as well. We have successful delivered over 350 care packages to citizens in Gary distributed over 200 backpacks to students for school, gave away over 30 Thanksgiving dinners, mentored various students, and other things as well.
THANKSGIVING DAY EVENT
2nd Annual Dinner Giveway
Last year we were able to give away over 30 thanksgiving meals to our citizens. With the partnerships of County Market, Aperion Care, Methodist Northlake ER, we were able to bless another 30 families with amazing thanksgiving meals. We appreciate everyone who has helped and supported us during this event.
CSD BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Our organization is heavy within in the schools of Gary. Due to the students success, we provided them with 20 pizzas and drinks for their After school event.
SECOND CHANCE EXPUNGE PROGRAM
Helping Citizens Clean Records.
Gary One Love Firefighter Association created a Second Chance Expunge Program. It was designed to give our citizens a Second Chance within our society. We have successfully expunged one citizen record and we’re in the works of helping out another citizen at this time.
We are a community based organization focused on making our surroundings a well rounded place. With the help of our hard working members, we plan to organize fundraisers, exciting community enthused events and training sessions for our volunteers and youth.
WAYS WE HELP
Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences. Dedication To Our Citizens
Gary One Love Firefighters Association is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals within the City of Gary.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. We reach the youth through mentorship, school visits and community outings. We’ve reached over 300 students and have a goal to reach even more in 2023.
A COMMUNITY PARK FOR THE YOUTH
Goodson Park is dedicated to providing our youth with different activities. We witnessed hundreds of kids come to the park and have fun. We’re currently adding different things to make it into a futuristic looking park that includes areas for fitness and wellness.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"