Cradlepoint Announces Charities Targeted for 2020 Donations
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Comments

Cradlepoint announced the first responder charities it is pledging to donate a portion of its 2019 public-safety revenues to in January 2020. The charitable contribution is part of Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect program, designed to ease the challenges often faced by first responder agencies in purchasing, deploying and supporting fixed-site, in-vehicle and internet of things (IoT)-based routing solutions for access to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other nationwide public-safety broadband networks.

Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect first responder charity contribution is administered under its CradlepointCares community involvement initiative. For 2019, two charities were selected based on the importance and relevance of their missions and their efficiency in minimizing administration costs so that the majority of funds pass to the cause.

The First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) is committed to ensuring that the children of first responders receive the resources necessary to help them thrive and become the heroes of tomorrow. The Leary Firefighters Foundation’s (LFF) mission is to provide funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. LFF was founded by actor Denis Leary after the loss of his cousin and a childhood friend in an abandoned warehouse fire.

“With over 3,000 first responder agency customers — including police, fire and emergency services in some of the nation’s largest cities — we understand the challenges and sacrifices that first responders experience every day and the role technology plays in improving their efficiency and safety,” said Todd Krautkremer, chief marketing officer at Cradlepoint. “We feel an obligation to be more than just a solution provider, which is why our mantra is ‘we connect and serve those who protect and serve our communities,’ and why our FirstConnect program includes an annual charitable contribution to first responder causes.”

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