Click to donate to Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation

Salute to Heroes Charlotte Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formerly known as Great Balls of Fire Inc. In May 2020, the foundation’s name changed to more closely align with the growth of the organization. Our Tax ID Number is #20-5098860.

Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation assists members of public safety in their time of need. When 911 is called, public safety members answer the call with no questions asked. When a public safety member or their family is in need, we answer the call with no questions asked.

Our ability to help assist first responders and their families, as well as nonprofit organizations positively impacting the lives of children, greatly relies on donations from our generous partners and friends in the greater Charlotte area. Salute to Heroes Charlotte hosts and sponsors a number of programs throughout the year aimed at raising funds that directly impact the lives of first responders and public safety member families. Keep scrolling to learn more about them.

If you would like to make a donation right now, click the donation link above or the donate button at the top of every page. You can also scan the QR code at the bottom of every page using the camera on your mobile device. If you would like to make a donation via check, please mail a check to the following address:

Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation
Attn: Officer Danny Graham
11809 Pheasant Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277

Check out these programs that support our foundation!

She Hikes 2 Help
Support Retired CMPD Captain Hummel as she continues her thru-hike of the 2,193 miles long Appalachian Trail.

Fall in Love with First Responders
First Responders interact with their community with fun, food, games, raffles and more in an afternoon event.

NYPD 10-13 Club of
Charlotte Golf Outing

Play, donate or sponsor this tourney in memory of NYPD Officer Jimmy LaRossa.

Charlotte Heroes Hockey
Area First Responders play as we honor those who have fallen or been injured in the line of duty across ten counties.

Charlotte Chief's Cup Baseball
CFD and CMPD play as we honor America's Heroes and the Fallen plus local First Responders and military.

First Responder Family Support
We continue to support families with Police, Fire, Medic, Sheriff's and NCHP in the Charlotte Metro region with events.

We currently support families in the following counties:
North Carolina: Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell
South Carolina: York, Lancaster

If you know other First Responder families in the greater Charlotte region who may need our help, contact Marc Bochicchio at 704-819-6725 or

Thank you to all of our Presenting Partners!