Fisher House Foundation - Helping Military Families
Thank you for stopping by and considering donating. Please read below for details on why your donation is needed and how it will be used. -bill
Total Donations Collected:$700.00
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!
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 Fisher House programs that help military families.
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 TFH 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.
"Great idea Bill! God bless you and your family, and I wish you a safe return from Iraq. "
"We're so proud of you. Thank you for inspiring us to be the best that we can be.
"Good on you Bill...running for a cause instead of just the fun of it ;-)
I hope you make all 40 miles but more importantly, make it home safely!"
We are so blessed to have you as our son in law. You are a hero to so many people. Thank you for all you are doing to make a positive difference in the world. We admire and respect you so much. We are praying for you for your safety in Iraq and for your 40 mile run.
Richard and Vicki"
"Bill - thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us - Christine, Ken, Andrew and Devin"