2013

Helping Military Families

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Project Description
Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers nationwide, as well as in Europe. These homes are donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. The purpose behind these homes is to enable family members to be close to a loved one to support and comfort them during the hospitilization for a combat injurt, illness, or disease. These homes  are in close proximity to medical centers.

Each Fisher House has between 8 and 21 suites between 5,000 and 16,000 square feet. Each house can accommodate between 16 and 42 family members. Each suite has private bedrooms and baths to accommodate each family. However, the families share a common kitches, laundry facilities, a large dining room, and a living room equipt with toys and a library.

The Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in one of these homes. An estimated amount of about $200 million out of pocket costs for transportation and lodging has been saved from military, verterans, and their families since 1990. Over 180,000 families have been served since 1990 as well.

Homeland Filters has also made a big impact on the Fisher House Foundation. They reviewed charities and Fisher House Foundation stood high above with 96 percent of their revenue going to programs that help Military Families.  Homeland Filters then decided to “pay it forward.” Their customers will be acknowledged for their contribution to Fisher House as a benefit to their Homeland Filter Purchase.

Who Benefits from this project?
The injured military, verterans, and their families all benefit from the Fisher House Foundation.

The wounded soildures get the medical attention they need, while similtaniously getting the family support they need by having their family within a close proximity.

Families are able to help their loved ones and aid in their healing process. They are able to watch them grow and become healthy individuals again.

For the children, they are able to grow up with both parents in their life and gain the bond of their military parent.

How Can I Help?
You can help by making a donation online at www.fisherhouse.org/donate/
The revenue goes to the programs that help Military Families. You can make  a donation “In Honor” or “In Memory” of an individual or organization. You can designate a gift to a specific purpose. We attribute 100% of your gift to that program or specific Fisher House. Undesignated gifts will be used where needed most.

You can also mail in your donation utilizing the Printable Donation Form on the website.

Purchasing a Homeland Filter will also benefit Fisherhouse Foundation because contributions are given to Fisher House from each filter purchase.

Contact Name:     David Coker, President
Web Site:     www.fisherhouse.org
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Email Address:     info@fisherhouse.org
Phone Number:     888.294.8560 or 301.294.8560

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