Friends of Fisher House Connecticut is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports and raises money for Fisher House Foundation.
A Fisher House is a temporary, long term comfort home for the family members of injured or ill active or veteran service men and women receiving treatment at the VA or medical hospital. This allows family members to be by their loved one's side for the entirety of their treatment. Family members stay as long as they need to, totally free of charge. Fisher House will also pay to fly the family members to their loved one's bedside if they can't afford to do so themselves through our Hero Miles program.
There are currently 71 Fisher Houses throughout the United States and in February of 2017, construction begins on the campus of the West Haven VA hospital right here in Connecticut. This is a great relief to our very own Connecticut service men and women and their families, who are all too often forgotten and over-looked.
Each year, Friends of Fisher House teams up with Shop Rite grocery stores to raise money for the construction of CT's Fisher House and to support the services that Fisher House provides.
This is The Shop Rite Initiative.
Fisher House sets up tables or booths inside the entrance to participating Shop Rite's and volunteers pass out literature and pledge cards and collect donations. We will set up at Shop Rite's in Milford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford and Hamden each weekend in June.
We need volunteers for just a few hours at a time, one day on one weekend in the month of June. There are 9 days to choose from. Volunteers can donate as much or as little of their time as they're able to.
Please contact our headquarters for questions OR copy and paste the following link to sign up for a date/time!
Thank you so much for your support. At Fisher House, we believe that a family's love is good medicine. By supporting Fisher House through volunteerism, you show that you believe in the healing power of a family's love. Thank you so much!
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Requirements & Commitment
- Average 2 hours on one day!