Henry Donates $25,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Emmitsburg, Md., Jan. 31, 2023

With the hallowed and historic Memorial Chapel as the backdrop, Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, presented a $25,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

Chartered by Congress in 1992, the nonprofit relies on private donations to help provide programming and support for the families and co-workers of the dozens of line-of-duty deaths that occur each year.

Chief Ron Siarnicki (left), Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, accepts a $25,000 donation from Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder, Anthony Imperato (right).

Part of this support includes the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, which pays tribute to the firefighters who died in service the year prior and brings together the immediate family members for additional programs. “The mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to honor America’s fallen firefighters; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, NFFF’s Executive Director. “Without the generous support of partners like Henry Repeating Arms, it would be impossible for us to continue this important work to ensure that our nation’s fallen fire heroes will never be forgotten.” Along with helping departments cope with losing a valued team member and colleague, the Foundation also awards education and job training scholarships to spouses/life partners and children of fallen firefighters.

“Firefighters are a special breed, and those of us that witnessed their deeply ingrained bravery, camaraderie, and sharp instincts on display during the terrorist attacks of 2001 will never forget it,” remarked Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established itself as a beacon of care and hospitality when tragedy strikes, and for that, they will always have our support.”

Since June 2022, Henry Repeating Arms has donated $275,000 to organizations benefiting first responders and their families from the company’s charitable branch, Guns for Great Causes. For over a decade, the gunmaker has included the ornately engraved, handpainted, and 24K gold-plated Firefighter Tribute Edition rifle as part of their permanent product catalog, built “in recognition of America’s bravest.”

Rice Lake, Wis, Jan. 26, 2023

Henry is proud to announce donations totaling $75,000 to some of the nation’s most impactful grassroots gun rights and Second Amendment advocacy groups as part of its charitable Guns for Great Causes campaign. The check presentations to the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the Firearms Policy Coalition took place at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the industry’s largest trade show.

Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications Dan Clayton-Luce presenting a $25,000 check to Gun Owners of America’s leadership, board members, staff, and volunteers at the 2023 SHOT Show.

“Henry Repeating Arms will never back down when it comes to supporting the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to fight back against the political degradation of law-abiding Americans’ right to keep and bear arms,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “Just like our Constitution, these organizations belong to and for the people. They have our backs, and we will always have theirs.”

Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Second Amendment Foundation at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: J. Pierce Shields, SAF Director of National Advancement, Alan Gottlieb, Founder of SAF, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications, Adam Kraut, SAF Executive Director, and Lauren Hill, SAF Vice President of Development.

Gun Owners of America, presented with $25,000, is a nonprofit lobbying organization representing over two million members founded in 1976. Started two years earlier and also presented with a check for $25,000, the Second Amendment Foundation runs educational and legal action programs to promote a better understanding of the gun control debate. Involved in over forty active federal court cases, the Firearms Policy Coalition also received $25,000 for their legal work and grassroots activism through education.

Henry Repeating Arms presenting a $25,000 check to the Firearms Policy Coalition at the 2023 SHOT Show. From left to right: Evan Burt, FPC Senior Director of Marketing & Growth, Richard Thomson, FPC Vice President of Programs, Cody Wisniewski, FPC Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation, Jeffrey Silvester, FPC Auction Foundation Executive Director, Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms Vice President of Communications.

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Rice Lake, Wis, Dec. 9, 2023

On this Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers and longtime supporter of our men and women in uniform, is announcing recent donations made to the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and the American Association of State Troopers for a total of $200,000 contributed to law enforcement organizations since June 2022. The slew of donations is part of the company’s $1 million pledge through its charitable arm called Guns for Great Causes, which helps support military veterans and first responder organizations, individual families of sick children and children’s hospitals, wildlife conservation, and Second Amendment advocacy.

American Association of State Troopers Executive Director John Bagnardi (left), Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (middle), and Sergeant Steve Gaskins (right) at the Henry Repeating Arms manufacturing facility in Bayonne, NJ.

“I grew up in my family’s police equipment shop right across the street from the New York Police Department headquarters, so I have a longstanding respect for law enforcement officers and what they have to endure daily,” says Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. Imperato continues, “More than ever, they need not just our support, but the support of the people they serve and protect day in and day out on a local, state, and national level. Our hat’s off to the employees and volunteers of the organizations that make it their mission to support the men and women of law enforcement.”

Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (left) with National Fraternal Order of Police Executive Director Jim Pasco (right) at the Fraternal Order of Police Government and Media Affairs Center in Washington D.C.

On December 15th, 2022, Imperato visited the offices of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Sheriffs’ Association in the Washington metropolitan area to present each with a check for $25,000. The following day, Imperato presented another $25,000 check to the American Association of State Troopers at Henry Repeating Arms’ manufacturing facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. Earlier in the year, Henry Repeating Arms also donated $50,000 to Tunnel to Towers, $50,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation, and $25,000 to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato (left) with National Sheriff’s Association Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson (right) at the organization’s offices in Alexandria, VA.

The firearm manufacturer’s support for police manifests in other ways, like the fully engraved and hand-painted Law Enforcement Tribute Edition rifle, a permanent fixture in the company’s product catalog. Henry Repeating Arms offers several other models exclusively to law enforcement officers, like their American Sheriff Tribute Edition rifles, Fraternal Order of Police Tribute Edition rifles, and a unique program offering custom engraved rifles for departments.

“My vision is to return to the law enforcement business at some point; I love it that much. Henry Repeating Arms will always be a staunch supporter of those whose job it is to protect us and who risk their lives every day to do so,” Imperato concludes.

Supporting the children and families of first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty

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Henry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato (L) presenting a $50,000 donation to First Responders Children’s Foundation President & CEO Jillian Crane (R) at the organization’s headquarters in New York City.

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1

Today, Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, announced a donation of $50,000 to First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF).

FRCF was founded in 2001 in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 for the 800 surviving children who lost a first responder parent on that tragic day.  Since then, FRCF has grown to be a national non-profit focusing on four key program areas: scholarships for children of first responders injured or killed in the line of duty; Financial Assistance Grants/Line of Duty Death Bereavement Support; a Mental Health Resiliency Program; and First Responder Community Engagement.

“The primary focus of our Guns for Great Causes program has always been about children, which is why we are extremely proud to help support such an esteemed and worthwhile organization,” said Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “No one does a better job of meeting the real financial needs and taking care of the children and families of our fallen heroes.” The donation is part of a $1 million pledge made to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary through a charitable branch called Guns for Great Causes.

FRCF Acosta and Imperato

Chief Development Officer of FRCF, Randy Acosta (L), with Henry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder Anthony Imperato (R).

“FRCF is deeply grateful to Anthony Imperato and Henry Repeating Arms for their generous commitment to supporting first responders and their children. This donation will help to support our mental health resiliency program, which provides confidential, trauma-informed counseling at no cost to children of first responders,” said FRCF President and CEO Jillian Crane. “Henry is an iconic American family-owned business supporting the first responder community since day one. This partnership will make a real difference in the lives of first responder families.”

For the past twenty-five years, Henry’s Guns for Great Causes has helped a wide variety of beneficiaries, including individual families of sick children going through medical treatments, children’s hospitals, military veteran organizations, law enforcement and first responder groups, and wildlife and habitat conservation agencies.

Additional information about FRCF can be found at www.1stRCF.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1strcf.

The gunmaker’s charitable “Guns for Great Causes” branch delivers donations to Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, National Veterans Foundation, and more.

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Anthony Imperato shaking hands with World War II veteran Wetzel “Sundown” Sanders in 2019 after a Military Service Tribute Edition rifle presentation.

Rice Lake, Wis., Nov. 11

Since March 1997, Henry Repeating Arms has been building America’s favorite lever-action rifles, honoring the country’s military heroes, and proudly supporting the organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have fought and served. For this Veterans Day, as an extension of Henry Repeating Arms’ twenty-five-year support and as part of their $1,000,000 anniversary pledge, the company recently presented cash donations to Disabled American Veterans, Building Homes for Heroes, and the National Veterans Foundation, for a total of more than $325,000 donated to military veterans’ organizations this year.

“I have a deep respect for those who answer the call of duty and serve our country, which was instilled in me by my father, who was a veteran of the Korean War,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “I’ve been blessed to shake hands and present rifles to the nation’s finest, from Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to World War II heroes like Louis Zamperini. We will always continue to give back as much as possible to those who allow us to continue to do business in the land of the free. It’s such a deeply ingrained part of our company DNA.”

On October 22nd, Henry Repeating Arms Communications Director, Dan Clayton-Luce, presented the National Veterans Foundation with a check for $50,000 during their 37th-anniversary celebration in Los Angeles, California. Then on November 2nd, Imperato presented the Disabled American Veterans with $50,000 at their headquarters in Cold Spring, Kentucky, followed by another $50,000 to Building Homes for Heroes on November 10th at their gala in New York City. The recent string of donations is preceded by several more that occurred throughout the Summer, with the company donating a total of $175,000 to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in June, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in July, the American Legion in August, the Shadow Warriors Project in September.

Veterans Day 2022

Over the years, Imperato has called countless veterans and war heroes to join him on stage to be presented with Henry’s Military Service Tribute Edition rifle, the company’s permanent salute to America’s military men and women. Notable recipients include Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Ty Carter and Don Jenkins, D-Day combat medic Ray Lambert, WWII veteran and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, USS Indianapolis survivor Edgar Harrell, and many more.

Imperato concludes, “No matter how much we give back to these men and women and the organizations that support them, it will never be enough. It’s a debt that cannot be repaid.”

Homes for Heros

New York, N.Y., Nov. 10

At the 10th Annual Honoree Gala hosted by Building Homes For Heroes, Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato presented a check for $50,000 to aid the organization’s mission of bringing renewed hope to America’s injured veterans. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans and their families, while providing support services to further enhance their potential and quality of life.

Andy Pujol, Founder and CEO of Building Homes For Heroes, started the organization in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He vowed to help the brave men and women who fought to defend our freedom after witnessing the horrors around him while volunteering in the search and rescue efforts in New York City.

By the end of 2022, the organization will have gifted more than 300 homes to our nation’s injured veterans.

Building Homes For Heroes boasts a Four Star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum level for financial transparency from Candid, so you can give with confidence. To show your support, you can make a donation here.

Disabled American Veterans check presentation

Erlanger, Ky., Nov. 2

As part of the company’s silver anniversary celebrations, Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato visited the headquarters of Disabled American Veterans in Erlanger, Kentucky, to present a donation in the amount of $50,000. The donation will support the mission of empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Disabled American Veterans check presentation

To date, the organization has helped over a million veterans and their families with over $25 billion in earned benefits received, over 163,000 rides to medical appointments, and over 150,000 claims filed. They are also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment.

Disabled American Veterans has a perfect Four Star rating from Charity Navigator, so you too can give with confidence to aid their mission. There are many ways to support their cause, all of which you can learn more about here.

National Veterans Foundation check presentation

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 22

As part of the company’s $1 million charitable pledge in celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Henry Repeating Arms presented a check for $50,000 to the National Veterans Foundation during their 37th anniversary gala at the famed Hollywood American Legion theater.

The National Veterans Foundation’s mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. veterans and their families through management and operation of the nation’s oldest toll-free, vet-to-vet helpline, public awareness programs to shine a light on the needs of America’s veterans, and outreach services to provide food, clothing, transportation, employment, and shelter to veterans in need.

Shad Meshad, President & Founder of the National Veterans Foundation accepted the check from Henry Repeating Arms Communications Director Dan Clayton-Luce following a brief speech.

“I am here tonight from Henry Repeating Arms because we believe in the NVF’s vet-to-vet principles and its mission of providing a lifeline to veterans through crisis management and critical outreach,” said Clayton-Luce. “We respect and admire the extraordinary accomplishments the NVF has achieved in its 37-year history, and I congratulate the entire organization on this special anniversary.”

The National Veterans Foundation has a perfect Four Star rating from Charity Navigator, so you too can give with confidence to aid their important mission. Click here to find out the different ways that you can support.

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Donation Will Help Rebuild the Shattered Lives of Survivors and Co-Workers Affected by Line-of-Duty Deaths

Rice Lake, WI –  Oct. 17, 2022

At the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Dallas, Texas, Henry Repeating Arms added another non-profit to the growing list of organizations benefitting from the company’s $1,000,000 donation pledge. Dan Clayton-Luce, Henry Repeating Arms’ Communications Director, presented a $25,000 check for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to National President Patricia Carruth and Executive Director Dianne Bernard.

“Growing up in my family’s police equipment shop instilled a longstanding and deep respect for our country’s law enforcement officers and what they endure,” said Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. He continued, “An officer not returning home to their family after heading out for another day’s work is unimaginable and a heartbreaking reality. I commend Concerns of Police Survivors and their entire team for their work that is needed now more than ever.”

Chartered in 1984, C.O.P.S. provides resources to the families and co-workers of the 140 to 160 officers killed in the line of duty each year. With more than 50 chapters nationwide, a national board of law enforcement survivors governs a membership base of over 65,000 survivors. Assistance programs include scholarships, peer support at the national, state, and local levels, reimbursement programs for children’s counseling, camps, retreats, legal support, and training programs for law enforcement agencies to properly handle their response to the tragedy of losing an officer.

C.O.P.S. boasts a Four-Star rating on Charity Navigator with a perfect score of 100 out of 100 for its financial reporting, accountability, and transparency. Donors can give with confidence and learn more at concernsofpolicesurvivors.org.

Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers, is celebrating twenty-five years of its charitable branch, dubbed “Guns For Great Causes,” by donating all proceeds of a limited-edition Golden Boy Silver Anniversary rifle. Since July, the company has donated more than $230,000 as part of its $1,000,000 pledge to benefit children’s hospitals, military veterans, law enforcement and other first responders, wildlife and habitat conservation, and more.

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