A Patriot’s Charity: The Fisher House

     When you live in the greatest country on earth, a country that has given so much to so many, I feel one of the greatest gifts that you can give back is to put it all on the line to join your brothers and sisters in arms, and so many patriots that have preceded you, and join the US military.  If you are not of this opinion, then this may not be the right site for you.  All too often, the brave souls that do take it upon themselves to answer this call of duty become a casualty of the duties they are asked to perform.

     I was first made aware of this great charity through one of the “right-wing” radio programs that the left so loves to vilify, and after some research, I knew this was a more than worthy charity, one that I have felt more than honored to donate to.  Coming from a long line of men who have served our great country honorably, and having served myself, I can honestly say that it is a blessing to know that organizations like the Fisher House are there in a time of need. 

     I could continue to write about the Fisher house, but instead I think it better if I copy their about info & link and you can decide for yourself.  Please take the time to check out this more than worthy cause:

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 11,000 families, and have made available nearly three 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!

In addition to constructing new houses, Fisher House Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses and help individual military families in need. We are also proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman’s Own Award

http://www.fisherhouse.org/

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