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Friday Feature

July 10, 2009

This week I’m taking of for LAW, and wanted to feature another “larger” organization. As LAW said last week, we typically try to highlight smaller organizations, but there are so many great groups out there, that sometimes the bigger ones deserve some notice too!

This week, I wanted to feature the Fisher House. The Fisher House is basically the Ronald McDonald House of Military Installations. From their website:

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.

The Fisher House program serves about 10,000 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 they run purely on donations.

If you would like to make a contribution, they have many ways in which you can do so, all of which are explained here on their website.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2009 10:07 am

    I really admire this organization. Another way to contribute is to donate unused frequent-flier miles for family travel — Delta lets you do that.

    • July 10, 2009 10:32 am

      I’ve never heard of being able to do that… how interesting!

      • July 10, 2009 10:47 am

        yeah, I believe there is at least one Fisher House at every single Army, Air Force & Navy installation. I don’t think the Marine’s are doing it yet, but definitely other branches. It’s a pretty cool thing that they do.

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