Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.
Friends of Fisher House
Just returned from a much needed week of leave. My lovely wife Jan let me join four of my generation X nephews and three their buddies on a ski-trip to Park City, UT. Not only did I manage to not break my leg (..or my neck) while squeezing in 60 runs in three days, I also was able to visit […]
Had a great visit to the Bronx VAMC this week. Monday I will visit the Dorn VAMC in Columbia, SC. Both have parties interested in forming new Friends of Fisher House community groups. On Friday I will visit the VAMC in Lexington, KY for the same reason. I will also try to make a very quick visit […]
Combined Federal Campaign:
You may recall that at last year’s FOFH conference, Tony DeCristofaro gave a brief on the changes to the Combined Federal Campaign. He called me today to let you know that the deadline to apply for the Fall-Winter 2017 CFC campaign is the end of this month…and that is just two weeks away! […]
2017 World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO):
We just heard from the folks at Billy Casper Golf that they are moving their 2017 WLGO event up from the originally planned date in August to a new date of Monday, 1 May! WLGO is a national event where over 120 courses owned or managed by Billy Casper Golf host events to raise funds forFisher House Foundation. Last […]
Groundbreaking and Dedications:
Houston III will be dedicated on 19 May. We will also be groundbreaking at the Bronx, VAMC on 25 May. We are still waiting for global warming (and confirmed VA site availability) before we set exact groundbreaking dates for West Haven CT, Cleveland OH, Dayton OH, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson AK, and a couple others…but we are getting our shovels ready.