WRVA is proud to announce that their $100,000 goal for Virginia Fisher Houses has been met and surpassed. The combination of online giving, checks mailed directly to the Richmond Fisher House, and a generous pledge from the Brinks Company has the total for the campaign exceeding $104,000. Thanks to all our great supporters for making this happen.
Total Donations Collected:$79,451.00
Team Fisher House is the online, grassroots fundraising program for Fisher House. The funds raised through this campaign will benefit the operation and/or construction of the Virginia Fisher Houses located in Richmond, Norfolk, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
To make a donation to support this fundraiser’s campaign enter the amount in the "Make a Contribution" box on this page.
The Fisher House™ Program
To become a fundraiser for the Virginia Fisher Houses, click on "Become a Fundraiser" at the top of this page. You will have your own donation web page to support this Fisher House.
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!
Online donations are completely safe and the most efficient way of donating (saving time and money), but checks are accepted. Please write the check to "Fisher House Foundation" and mail it directly to the fundraiser. The fundraiser will send it to the Foundation with the appropriate paperwork.
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, 96 percent goes directly into the Fisher House program.
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.
Fisher House Foundation Fundraising Policy:
Fisher House Foundation makes online campaigns available to fundraisers with the following conditions: campaigns must be family-friendly, apolitical and supportive of our military and veterans families. If you believe that this campaign is in violation of these policies, please report it to the Team Fisher House Program Director by Clicking Here
"As a proud decorated Vietnam Veteran, it is my pleasure to donate to the Fisher House. Thanks to all the veterans who made their sacrifices to allow us to have the freedoms we have!