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Fisher H use Serving Military and Veterans’ Families in Their Time of Need

Help Our Heroes

In Their Time Of Need

THE FISHER HOUSE PROGRAM

provides a “home away from

home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide free temporary lodging so military and veterans’ families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis. Recognizing the special sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and their families, Fisher House Foundation helps by meeting a humanitarian need outside the scope offered by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. This is a unique program, a private-public partnership to support America’s military heroes, both veterans and active duty service members, in their time of need. With your generous help, we will continue our mission.

HELP US BUILD Each Fisher House is located on the grounds of major military and VA Medical Centers in the United States, as well as locations in Europe. Our houses provide a comforting, first-class “home away from home” while loved ones receive care in an unfamiliar environment – all at NO COST to the service member or their families. This special support is very important during the most stressful time — the hospitalization of a loved one. Each Fisher House provides all the comforts of home — a spacious dining, living, laundry and family room, kitchen, and private bedrooms for families to retreat and rejuvenate after a stressful day at the hospital. While the road to recovery is different for every family, one thing remains the same — Fisher House is there to provide comfort and compassion.

OUR STEWARDSHIP RECOGNIZED We could not be prouder to be recognized as a highly rated non-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Fisher House Foundation has held a four-star Charity Navigator rating, and we are one of a handful of military charities to receive an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.

FISHER HOUSE HONORS THOSE WHO SERVE: OUR GREATEST NATIONAL TREASURE — OUR MILITARY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN — AND THEIR LOVED ONES.

STRONG FOUNDATIONS

A COMPASSIONATE VISION In 1990, Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher founded the Fisher House program as a way to give back to America’s brave military heroes. By the time of Mr. Fisher’s passing in 1999, a total of 24 homes had been constructed for the military and VA. Fisher House Foundation is led by Ken Fisher, Zachary’s grandnephew, and his wife Tammy.

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to Date

• Lodging Days Provided: Nearly

Million

• Average Length of Stay:

days

A long-term stay in a military hospital, sometimes thousands of miles from home, can easily lead to expensive lodging and food costs for loved ones

wanting to be close by, and part of the healing process. Through the kindness

of donations received, Fisher House Foundation provides comfort homes, each offering a warm, compassionate environment where families can find support

and encouragement from others in similar circumstances. These custom-built houses are typically between 5,000 and 16,000 square feet, and feature

eight to 21 guest suites each. All are professionally decorated and beautifully furnished.

Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles

This program provides hotel rooms

program by using donated frequent flyer miles to

wounded, injured or ill military serv

transport family members to the bedsides of injured

are undergoing treatment at an aut

service members. To date, this program has issued

facility where a room at Fisher Hous

over 45,000 airline tickets. Flights are made possible

Rooms are made possible through

through the donation of frequent flyer miles made by

rewards points by the public.

the public.

s ’ d n a b s u h y m uring 45 60 y.” $235 a t s y m ng ri70,000 w e d u t i t a r g d n u o f o o r n k e he p s a e l P . s u n w o h s e v a ” d e t a i c e r p p a much e l p o e p e h t l l a d n a e u s s ’ Hous d n a b s u h y ME” FOR OUR HEROES m g n i r du ” . y a t s y m g n i dur e d u t i t a r g d n u o f o r p k e s the a e l P . s u n w o h ” have s d e t a i c e r p p a h c u m ry p o e p e h t l l a d n a e s s ’ d n r Hou a b s u h y m g n i r u art d stay.” • Estimated Cost Savings for Participating Families

• Average Length of Stay of Combat Casualties:

to

• Volunteer Hours: More Than

per Year

Days

to Date: More Than

Million in

Lodging Fees, Subsistence Cost and Transportation Expenses

The statistics in this graphic are calculated since Fisher House program inception.

PLEASE HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Through the kindness and generosity of the public we have made great strides towards helping our wounded, injured and ill service members and their

families. But we refuse to rest until all medical centers and hospitals with a

recognized need have the resources only a Fisher House can provide. Join us by supporting Fisher House Foundation. Every donation makes a difference.

(888) 294-8560 (toll-free) | www.fisherhouse.org

SCHOL ARSHIPS

to the families of

vice members who

thorized medical

se is not available. the donation of

Fisher House Foundation sponsors three unique

scholarship programs, including the Scholarship for

Military Children, a spouse scholarship program and a

scholarship for children of the fallen and disabled veterans — also sponsored by the proceeds from President

Obama’s book, Of Thee I Sing, A Letter to My Daughters.

BUILDING ON OUR COMMITMENT The public’s generosity has allowed us to become an integral part of the healing process to over 200,000 military families. With houses across the country and in Europe, with more to come, it is clear that our mission continues until the need is met. ALASKA Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital, Anchorage ARIZONA *Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson CALIFORNIA David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System *VA Long Beach Healthcare System *Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton VA Palo Alto Health Care System Naval Medical Center, San Diego COLORADO VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver DELAWARE Fisher House for Families of the Fallen, Dover AFB DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington DC VA Medical Center

ILLINOIS TEXAS Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Chicago Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Military Medical Center, KENTUCKY Fort Sam Houston Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Campbell Fort Hood MARYLAND Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Malcolm Grow Clinics & Surgery Houston Center, Andrews AFB Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda Walter Reed-Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring MASSACHUSETTS VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury MINNESOTA Minneapolis VA Health Care System

VIRGINIA Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

NEVADA *VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, N. Las Vegas

NORTH CAROLINA Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center GEORGIA Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta

William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso

MISSOURI VA St. Louis Health Care System

Eglin Hospital, Eglin AFB

Miami VA Healthcare System

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Lackland AFB

UTAH VA Salt Lake City Health Care System

NEW YORK Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

*North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio

MISSISSIPPI Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi

FLORIDA Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa

VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas

Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg OHIO Cincinnati VA Medical Center Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB OREGON *Portland VA Medical Center

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon

PENNSYLVANIA VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

HAWAII Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu

TENNESSEE Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Murfreesboro

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth WASHINGTON Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle WISCONSIN *Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee GERMANY Landstuhl Regional Medical Center UNITED KINGDOM Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

*This project is currently in design or under construction.

To make a difference, donate today by visiting www.fisherhouse.org, or call toll free (888)294-8560. Find us on Created and produced through the gracious donations from: Don Schaaf + Friends, Inc. ds+f www.dsfriends.com


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