Funded, by You: Answer the Call’s Annual Game and Family Day

October 11, 2017

You might know a few heroes. Chances are, there’s a member of the police, fire department, or EMS that you call your friend or neighbor. And many people would call that neighbor a “hero” for putting their lives on the line for the good of the community.

In New York City, they take care of their heroes…and the loved ones who support them. If tragedy strikes and one of New York’s Finest, Best or Bravest is lost, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund (Answer the Call) steps in to support each hero’s family. The organization, founded by former Met Rusty Staub in 1985, has a mission to provide financial assistance and a network of support to the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.

So far, they’ve donated over $130 million to the families of fallen heroes. And, we’re proud to say that with your hotel bookings, they’ve completed their third RoomFunding™ project which will send over $12,000 to Answer the Call. Those dollars will go towards their Annual Game and Family Day, where over 600 families are invited to get out and enjoy a Mets baseball game together.

You can’t help but feel a little warm and fuzzy when you look at these pics from the 33rd Annual Game and Family Day at Citi Field:

Angelica Criscuolo Photography


For every room night that actualizes, Hotels for Hope donates $2 to Answer the Call’s RoomFunding project…at no cost to you. But they need your help to reach their goal of 4,000 room nights. How do you do that? There are two simple ways to do this…

  1. Book room nights from your next business trip or a personal stay. Every room night matters and gets them closer to reaching their goal.
  2. Commit your next meeting or event. If your company hosts meetings or conferences, you could support Answer the Call in a bigger way. Whether you are organizing a conference, meeting, board retreat, sporting event, festival or large consumer event…we’ve got your back. Our services and technology will make planning these events much easier.