Fisher House Foundations – Comfort Homes

Fisher House

The Fisher House volunteers, who give so much of their time and themselves, are the heart and soul of Team Fisher House. With such a small staff, the Fisher House Foundation depends on the generosity of its volunteers to support their fundraising efforts. MilitaryConnection.com is a proud media sponsor of Team Fisher House. If you don’t know much about Fisher House, we invite you to visit their website and find out what a great non-profit they are. Fisher House Foundation”s “comfort homes”, located at major military bases and VA medical centers, enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization. Knowing that a family”s love is the best medicine, Fisher Houses strive to give recovering service members a sense of community during a stressful time. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center, providing the comforts of home in a supportive environment. The houses are usually from 5,000 to 16,000 square foot homes, accommodating 16 to 42 family members. Each house is designed to provide 8 to 21 suites, and they are all professionally decorated and furnished. They feature a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and a living room. They have even remembered the toys for the children. The newer homes are 100% handicap accessible and include elevators. The program began in 1990, and has offered more than three million days of lodging to more than 160,000 families, with no family ever paying for a stay at any Fisher House! In addition to constructing new houses, the Fisher House Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses and help individual military families in need. Additionally, they are proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman”s Own Award. We salute the good work done by this great organization.