Professional firefighters have coverage for major health issues, but it's not the same for volunteers.
That's why Dale Barker founded Believe NNY. He was joined on 7 News This Morning by Dennis Eickhoff, the organization's secretary.
You can see their interview in the video.
Barker, himself a volunteer firefighter, was helped by other volunteers during his battle with cancer, so he decided to help others.
Believe NNY offers financial assistance for housing, mileage, resource material, and contacts to volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries who suffer from a life-threatening illnesses.
They help people in Franklin, Hamilton, Essex, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to believenny.com.