The First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter sends a huge thank you to Debbie & Jeff Bremer, and Taco John’s, for the generous donation to the First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter! Bremer Restaurant Management which owns ten Taco John’s in Council Bluffs, and Omaha, Columbus, and Fremont, NE has been collecting donations at their Taco John’s for many years. Every day there is a money box at each Taco John’s location where customers can drop in loose change or more, to support local first responders.

Thank you Taco John’s

Debbie and Jeff have been overwhelmed by the generosity of their customers. “First responders are always there when we need them in tragic situations, and it is very humbling to give back to them,” commented Debbie. Debbie’s brother in law, Jeff, is a firefighter for the Omaha Fire Department and his wife, Debbie’s sister, Lori, works for Bremer Restaurant Management. It is a family affair and the whole family holds first responders near and dear to their hearts. They are appreciative of their service and sacrifice.

Each year the donations are collected and a check is presented to the Foundation. A check was presented in the amount of $4,000! That will go a long way to provide programming and services to first responders and their families in the Council Bluffs area and Pottawattamie County. The Bremer’s also made a donation of $10,000 to the First Responders Foundation in Omaha.

For the last six years, Debbie has been on the Board of Directors of the First Responders Foundation, currently serving as the secretary. She feels this is a way she can give back to the community and show her support to first responders. That is what led the company to begin collecting money for the Foundation.

For the first time ever they were able to donate money to the newly formed Council Bluffs Chapter. The money donated will stay in the area and support Iowa first responders. The Council Bluffs Chapter has separate programs and events making it unique, however, first responders are welcome and encouraged to participate in the programming and events offered by the national organization in Omaha. The programming includes behavioral health services from clinicians trained to work with first responders, spouses, and adolescents both in-person and Telehealth; physical health services including yoga, and nutritional classes; peer support groups, substance use groups, and groups for spouses; workshops for couples and recently retired first responders; service dogs for first responders and Veterans; and more

The First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter joins the Bremer’s and Taco John’s in thanking first responders in the Council Bluffs area for all they do and for always being there for all of us.

Thank you to Taco John’s customers for supporting Taco John’s and first responders, and again a special thanks to the Bremer family.