Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
We are dedicated to the construction of a Fisher House---a Ronald MacDonald-style "comfort home"---on the grounds of the West Haven VA Health Care System.
What We Do
The Fisher House Foundation builds and maintains long term residential facilities near military hospitals nationwide. The families of seriously injured soldiers need a place to stay during the long rehabilitation process.
This vital need is not covered by any other resource. Currently there are 54 Fisher Houses nationwide. Since 1990 they have provided services to over 142,000 military families who have stayed more than 3.6 million days supporting their soldier during rehabilitation.
Fisher Houses have saved these families more than $167 million in lodging and transportation costs. The facilities are supported by contributions and openings are granted in reverse order of rank, so that the lower enlisted soldiers have first chance at housing.
Underwritten by The Creed Law Firm, LLC, our organization has promised to raise $3 million for the construction of a Fisher House on the campus of the VA Healthcare System inWest Haven,CT. Once our goal is reached, Fisher House Foundation Inc. will match our funds for a total of $6 million and construction can begin. ThereforeFisher House CTis organizing fundraising events throughout the state to raise the necessary funds.
by Kelly S.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2013-07-01 13:05:36.0)
Fisher House provides free lodging to veterans and their families while a soldier is recuperating. This vital need is not met by any other agency. We are grateful to our veterans and should show them that gratitude and respect. Fisher House does just that. I'm proud to volunteer for them.