January 7th – Coach Dick Vermeil and Chester County Hero Fund to Host Benefit for Local Serviceman

Former Philadelphia Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and the Chester County Hero Fund have teamed up in support of Jay Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman who was seriously injured in Afghanistan late last year.
Coach Vermeil will be hosting a wine tasting of his vineyard’s wines on February 24, 2011, at Aneu (Meredith’s Bistro) in Berwyn, to raise funds for Corpsman Raffetto through the Chester County Hero Fund.
More information and invitation detail, please see the “Raffetto Event” page above.

December 17th – Chester County FOP Makes Check Presentations to Hero Fund

On Wednesday, December 15, at its annual Christmas meeting, the Chester County FOP acknowledged officers and private citizens for bravery, valor and other life saving acts. The Hero Fund congratulates each recipient and the FOP for recognized those officers and citizens throughout Chester County who stepped up in the protection of their fellow citizens.

Following the awards ceremony, the FOP presented the Chester County Hero Fund with two checks totaling over $12,500.00. The first check was presented by Rob Gilbert of the West Goshen Police Dept who chaired and organized the 2010 FOP Hero Run. The second check was presented by Ryan Scott of the Tredyffrin Township Police Department, Lou Marcelli of East Whiteland Police Department and George Hill of the Willistown Police Department for the 2010 FOP/Hero Fund Golf Tournament. Also part of the Golf Tournament team was Steve Jones of the Willistown Police Department who was on duty and could not be there for the check presentation.

On behalf of the over 5000 first responders the Hero Fund represents, thank you to the Chester County FOP for another significant contribution. Since 2004, the Chester County FOP has donated over $40,000 to the Hero Fund. We cannot thank them enough.

December 16th – Paoli Firefighter Receives Surgery

A few days ago, FF Lt. Jason Wustner had surgery to address the injuries sustaining in a fall while fighting a two alarm fire in Malvern on December 9. Jay is expected home sometime soon. All get well cards and notes can be sent to the Paoli Fire Company, 69 Darby Road, Paoli, PA 19301. All donations to benefit Jay and his family can be sent to the Chester County Hero Fund at 820 Heatherstone Drive, Berwyn, Pa, 19312. Thank you.

December 9th – Paoli Firefighter Seriously Injured

On Thursday morning, December 9, Paoli firefighter Lt. Jay Wustner was seriously injured at the 2 alarm fire in Malvern Borough. Jay was brought to the Jefferson University Hospital Trauma Center. He remains there with surgery for his injuries scheduled sometime next week.
Jay has a long recovery period ahead of him. The Chester County Hero Fund will be assisting Jay with his recovery. Please keep Jay in your thoughts and prayers.
Donations to assist Jay and his family can be made by simply clicking the Donate Now button on this page or sending directly to the address noted on the Contact page of this website. Your consideration would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and stay tuned to this website or the Chester County Hero Fund Facebook page for updates on Jay’s recovery.