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Our CAUSE it’s NOVEMBER or Cause of the Month is:
***FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION***
"Because A FAMILY’S LOVE Is Good Medicine"
Fisher House Foundation is a national network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.
Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.
Since inception 25 years ago, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $320 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Learn more HERE.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
FISHER HOUSE BY NUMBERS: Families served: More than 27,000 Families served in 2015, and more than 277,000 since 1990. Daily capacity: 935 families. Number of lodging days offered: Over 6.5 million. Over 63,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $100 million. 7,000 students have received $11,000,000 in scholarship awards. Saved families more than $320 million in lodging and transportation costs.
A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.
The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available.
There are 71 Fisher Houses located on 24 military installations and 29 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design. Learn more HERE.
>>> Click HERE to FIND a Fisher House <<<
Fisher House Programs include:
Houses, Hero Miles, Hotel Heroes, Newman's Own Awards, Scholarships for Military Children, Heroes' Legacy Scholarship, Scholarships for Military Spouses.
Learn more HERE.
Are you in need of a home away from home? Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Learn more HERE.
HERO MILES. The Hero Miles Program provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or who are attending an authorized event.
Flights are made possible through frequent flyer mile donations made by individual airline passengers.
Learn more about the Hero Miles Pogram HERE.
You can HELP by donating miles HERE.
HEROES. This program provides hotel rooms to the
families of wounded, injured, and ill military service members who are
undergoing treatment at authorized medical centers when a Fisher House is not
Rooms are made possible through the donation of rewards points by the hotel's rewards members. Learn more HERE.
>>> Click HERE to get Help from Fisher House <<<
WAYS TO GIVE. Gifts, Frequent Flyer Miles, Gift Fund, Memorials, CFC, Matching Gifts, Securities, Bequests, Cars, United Way, Hotel Reward Points. Learn more HERE.
>>> Click HERE to Donate to Fisher House <<<
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