Boots on the Ground is a nonprofit offering resources and programming to Whiteside County First Responders. The mission of the organization is to help first responders so they may better serve their communities. The organization will not displace existing funding from city or state governments for First Responders, but rather to support programs providing services to make our First Responders pioneers and innovators of strategy and training not easily accessible through other means. The end goal is to benefit Whiteside County as a whole.
Wills for Warriors is a collaboration between Boots on the Ground and Pignatelli & Associates to provide pro bono estate planning legal services to First Responders. The national organization, Wills for Heroes, inspired the collaboration and successfully offers these services to Veterans throughout the Greater Chicago Area. The aim is to deliver this service here in Whiteside County, not only to our area vets, but also the first responders on the front lines of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Those putting their lives at risk should not have to worry about more than what they are faced with in each moment of their service.
The original intent was to launch this initiative in September but with the sudden global shift surrounding the pandemic, the decision was made to launch early to help provide assistance where possible to those on the front lines of the pandemic.
If you or someone you know is interested in taking advantage of this service, please fill out a contact form below and a representative from Pignatelli & Associates will be in touch with the next steps.
Thank you to all who serve our communities!