Ten Dollars . . . .it doesn't sound like a lot of money. You could probably come up with $10 by collecting loose change from your car, by skipping a couple of lattes from Starbucks, or by bringing lunch from home instead of ordering it in.
Ten dollars is what it costs to house one family for one night at a Fisher House. Ten dollars means the difference between staying at a cold, impersonal hotel room miles from the hospital in a strange city and staying at a Fisher House minutes from your loved one's hospital bed. Ten dollars can give peace of mind, comfort and support to a worried family.
As Zackary Fisher once said . . "A Family's Love is Good Medicine."
Please make a $10 contribution today to support my Fisher House Fundraising Campaign to Honor Those Who Serve.
Total Donations Collected:$785.00
Team Fisher House at the 2009 Army Ten-Miler*
Team Fisher House is hosting team of runners at the 2009 Army Ten-Miler. The members of our second annual team at the country’s largest 10-mile race have set a Team Contribution Goal of $65,000! You can support this runner online using the “Make a Contribution” box. Any amount you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated.
Raising awareness for the Foundation is equally as important as raising funds. Please click on the “Invite Others to Contribute” button to forward this page to friends and family, even if you are unable to contribute at this time.
The Fisher House™ Program
The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House™ program serves more than 12,000 families, and have made available nearly 3 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!
Fisher House Costs:
$10 – cost of one night’s stay
$50 – airlines fees for a Hero Miles’ ticket
$3,000,000 to $6,000,000 – cost to build one Fisher House (depending on location and size of home)
The Foundation has received the highest possible ratings from the “watch dog” organizations that evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations: For every dollar donated to Fisher House™ Foundation, 97 percent goes directly into the Fisher House program.
Online donations are completely safe and the most efficient way of donating (saving time and money), but checks are accepted. Please download and print the 2009 ATM Check Donation Form and mail the check and completed form to the address on the form.
Fisher House™ Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
* No Federal, Department of Defense or Army endorsement of advertisers or sponsors is implied.