Our First Responders

Family Support



Firefighter Nick Parks III and police Corporal Gale Emerson lost their lives in a fire that destroyed most of the western 800 block of Main Avenue in 1974 where the Main Mall is now located.

History and Mission

Founded in 1974, The Hundred Club is a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance to the families of local first responders who are catastrophically injured or lose their lives in the line of duty.

But that’s not all! The Hundred Club awards college and trade school scholarships to the children and dependents of first responders, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and build a better future.

By supporting the Hundred Club, you are not only honoring the service of local first responders but also investing in the future of our community. Join the Hundred Club today and make a difference in the lives of those who make a difference for us every day.

When Tragedy Strikes

There is no way to describe the loss, grief, and economic impact to the families of first responders who lose their life or are catastrophically injured in the line of duty while serving our community.

Within 72 hours of the death of a public safety officer on duty in La Plata County, The Hundred Club of Durango provides the surviving family a substantial financial contribution to provide for immediate financial needs. Catastrophic injury compensation is managed on a case-by-case basis.

Dozens of police officers, sheriff’s deputies and tribal law enforcement walked the Animas River Trail in a ceremony recognizing more than half a dozen law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in Southwest Colorado. – Photo by Bret Hauff/Durango Herald

Hundred Club Scholarships

Fortunately, the majority of Hundred Club expenses are for college and trade school scholarships for the children and dependents of first responders. Visit Scholarship Program for application information and stories about Hundred Club Scholars.

Funding and Management

The Hundred Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded entirely through private and individual contributions, primarily annual membership dues of $100. All funds are placed in secure financial instruments to assure growth without risk to the principal. A three-member finance committee manages the funds of The Hundred Club of Durango.

All contributions are tax deductible, Join Today!