Kent's Heart & Hope Foundation was created in honor of Kent Rhind. Kent’s' illness highlighted the need for a safety-net fund for non-duty related illness.
First Responders are faced with more issues than just illness. Our Hearts for Hope program assists with special needs/requests from officers in an effort to improve their quality of life to help them through hurdles affecting them
The Hope is – no one will need our help. The Heart of the matter is – someone will. There is a gap between the many agencies that support first responder's and their families lost in the line of duty or injured on the job and non-line of duty life threatening illness. We want to bridge the gap where other charities fall short to help when needed most.
Our vision is to be a support organization for first responders in Pima County, assisting in times of need to help reduce the traumatic impact of facing life threatening illness so the individual can put their focus on getting well. The need is most often financial, but extends to other areas as well.