Welcome to the Jackson Cares Website
Freddie Jackson is a native Houstonian and for over 33 years has truly been a dedicated servant in his community. He joined the Houston Fire Department in November of 1973. He was a member of Local # 341 from 1974-1993. During his tenure he received the Citation Award of Merit in December of 1992 for going above and beyond the call of duty for assisting the Carlisle family. He has volunteered in several capacities and countless hours assisting families with needs including the seniors. He has assisted in providing food, shelter, clothing, roofing, yards mowed and even job placement. He has also volunteered at schools in Aldine ISD, Houston ISD, Alief ISD , Fort Bend County ISD and North Forest ISD doing Fire Safety, No Bully Here, Career Day and tutoring. He has worked with Community In Schools (CIS)(servicing 104 schools in 5 ISD’s) and a number of other community agencies and organizations on many levels. Mr. Jackson has dedicated selfless and tireless hours volunteering with the organization Habitat for Humanity. In the midst of working in his community Mr. Jackson saw a need to start a Thanksgiving Food Basket Program in 1992. He asked the fire fighters at his station #67 to give a donation of $5.00 each and to commit to also be a volunteer. At this time it was 44 fire fighters. This first year only about ½ of the fire fighters donated and 5 families benefited. After evaluating the needs of the community further and being committed to succeed he decided some changes needed to be made. The next year the Food Basket Program was changed to be held annually at Christmas and to also include donations for food and toys. In 1986 Mr. Jackson joined the Houston Black Fire Fighters Association a chapter of International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) and was elected a board member. After hearing about the work of the community program through him in about 1997 the Houston Chapter of the IABPFF became a sponsor for the program. [more]
Great site Freddie. Thanks for what you do.
Mr. Jackson: Good afternoon. Your presentation to the Communities In Schools (CIS) Cluster on October 22 at Bush Elementary School…