George Sherman receives the 2021 Red Heart Award from Firefighters For Healing
George Sherman was presented with the Red Heart Award at the Firefighters For Healing annual Red Tie Gala on November 6, 2021.
Firefighters For Healing will open its Transitional Healing Center on the second floor of the Moment apartment tower developed by Sherman Associates, with completion planned for Q4 2022. The Transitional Healing Center will have 12 suites for injured firefighters and burn victims along with their families to reside in while burn survivors recover. The center will be the first of its kind in the United States and will be located one block away from Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“George Sherman, from Sherman Associates, was presented the 2021 Red Heart Award for his commitment to community, his compassion and for living the moment. George has played an integral role as a champion of the Transitional Healing Center which will be housed in the Moment apartment tower. For three years now, he has continually gone above and beyond to help us achieve our vision and continue our mission of serving families in need. He has been such a great communicator and connector who shares our values of Integrity, Compassion and Excellence,” said a Firefighters For Healing spokesperson.
Firefighters For Healing is an organization that was founded by a former Minneapolis firefighter, Jake LaFerriere, in 2010 after he suffered third and fourth degree burns as the result of a backdraft explosion. Firefighters For Healing provides support to burn survivor patients and helps firefighters and first responders pivot after an injury or medical diagnosis. Firefighters For Healing provides qualifying families from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with emergency housing, grocery or toy hampers, gift cards for meals, gas, clothing and more.