Partnerships make our community strong

Partnerships make our community strong.

We rely on the generosity of our community to help kids in need throughout the year. We are grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors - without them we could not do what we do. Please join us!

About Willie F. Bailey, President

Willie F. Bailey has dedicated his life to fighting for families and children in need.

Bailey graduated from T. C. Williams High School in 1983 and later served in the United States Army, retiring with over 21 years of service. He has been an active firefighter for over 24 years and is currently the Battalion Chief of Community Outreach & Public Affairs for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

In 1998, Bailey founded Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue to meet a growing need in the community for holiday gifts, winter coats and school supplies. Today, he continues to serve as President.

As a member of Alexandria City Council and the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations, Bailey is a strong voice for the voiceless. He works tirelessly to address tough issue such as affordable housing and education.

Bailey is a single-father of two grown children and resides in Alexandria, VA.

Firefighters Helping

Board of Directors

Willie Bailey

Chris Thompson

Kendall Thompson

Bruce Witucki

Michael Johnson

William Garrett

Margaret Panik

Bennie Evans

Sofia Echaide

Partners and Sponsors

Apple Federal Credit Union

Whole Foods Market

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics

Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax Inc.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Retirement Association, Inc

Fairfax County Federation of Teachers

Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

ACT for Alexandria

Alexandria Fire Department

Alexandria Police Department

Alexandria Sheriff's Office

Alpha Delta Kappa – PSI Chapter

Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge #2188

Centreville Moose Lodge #2168


Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.

Operation Warm

Nationwide Credit Corporation

Primo Family Restaurant

Rutherfoord A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Rotary Club of Tyson Corner