Clint Sanders Fund

We take care of our own. Make no mistake about it the Sanders family is our own. Members of our community that have literally made careers out of helping others now need our help. Clint and Sheila Sanders: a firefighter and a nurse- dedicate themselves each day to protecting, serving, helping, healing...things we might take for granted until we need them. You call and they come.They show up prepared for anything; anything except one of them not riding back to the station with them when the call is over. It's probably your worst day if you need them. December 27, 2017 was their worst day. The day that one of them didn't get to go home after shift and hug his wife and kids a little tighter because of what he's seen "just doing his job". Lt. Clinton Sanders of RPFPD was gravely injured in the line of duty and is being treated in the burn unit of Loyola Medical Center. He has a long road of recovery ahead. His wife Sheila, his son Ryne and his daughter Sophia are staying by his side around the clock along with his fellow fire fighters. It is with heavy hearts and minds that we ask for your continued support through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are appreciated but we can do more. We can join together in gathering donations to offset the financial burden this family faces. Even the smallest of contributions can add up to help offset lost wages and allow Lt. Sanders' wife to remain at his side and do what she does best: nurse him back to health. The fire service family stretches nationwide and every one of us carries this weight with the Sanders family. We live each day knowing that this could happen and praying that it doesn't. It's the pride, the commitment, the tradition and knowing that the person standing next to you has your back that keeps you going. We can all stand with Lt. Sanders and his family now to keep them going. Whether you know them personally, are a member of their local community, their church and school community, places of employment; or even if you have always just been quietly grateful for their service we ask that you follow the link for the fund and offer all the support you can.

This campaign was established in Clint's name by his brother and sister firefighters at the Roberts Park Fire Protection District, in Justice, Illinois.

Clint's wife, Sheila, is unable to work and generate income while she is caring for her husband and supporting her family.  This may extend on for many months.  While Clint will still receive his salary from the fire department, his family will lose his wife's income during this time. 

Money generated through this campaign will be used to pay Clint's mortgage, pay his children's tuition, and take care of other bills and expenses incurred during his recovery process.  Money raised will be given directly to Clint's wife, Sheila, to cover these expenses.

Thank you for your generosity!

Donations

  • Gaile Leahy 
    • $500 
    • 23 mos
  • Mark Vershay 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Brendan Healy 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Morton Grove Firefighters Association IAFF Local 2178 
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • Gary & Sharon Nelson  
    • $300 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Clint Sanders 
Organizer
Justice, IL
Sheila Sanders 
Beneficiary
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