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Friends of Fisher House - IllinoisFriends of Fisher House - Illinois
FRIENDS OF FISHER HOUSE - ILLINOIS, Inc. (FOFH-IL) MISSION The Friends of Fisher House - IL (FOFH-IL) is dedicated to financial, volunteer and emotional support for Illinois Fisher Houses built by the Fisher House Foundation mission to support Americ... Read more
FRIENDS OF FISHER HOUSE - ILLINOIS, Inc. (FOFH-IL) MISSION
The Friends of Fisher House - IL (FOFH-IL) is dedicated to financial, volunteer and emotional support for Illinois Fisher Houses built by the Fisher House Foundation mission to support America's military in their time of need by providing "a home away from home" that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
FRIENDS OF FISHER HOUSE - ILLINOIS, Inc. (FOFH-IL) PURPOSES
The purposes for which this corporation, a nonprofit charitable and patriotic Association, is formed are:
1. Provide financial, volunteer and emotional support for any compassionate care facility (Fisher House) located on military bases or VA medical facilities in Illinois constructed under the national Fisher House Foundation umbrella beginning with the 20-suite Fisher House on Hines VA Hospital grounds, Hines, IL. The financial support is obtained from individual, Association and corporate contributions, gifts and donations to FOFH-IL. Volunteer support is recruited to assist with Fisher House operations and food pickups. Fisher Houses provide compassionate lodging in warm, supportive home environments free of charge for the families of seriously ill patients being treated at military and VA medical centers. Having family support close by has proven to speed up the recovery process. When Fisher House Foundation completes construction of the first Fisher House in Illinois on Hines VA Hospital grounds, this "home away from home" will be presented as a gift to the VA. Then, Hines VA Medical Center will shoulder all expenses for operating this program providing accommodations free of charge to military families for as long as necessary. Hines administration has asked for assistance with this ongoing expense. Friends of Fisher House-IL has stepped up to fill this need. This assistance makes it possible for military family members from 16 surrounding states plus Illinois to stay close to loved ones to support them through their medical crises without the burden of costly accommodations. This assistance is beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.