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Fisher House Foundation, Inc. Overview
A Fisher House is a “home-away-from-home” for families of patients receiving care at major military and VA medical centers. The houses are comfortably furnished homes given as a by the Fisher family of New York through Fisher House Foundation. Each house is designed to provide from eight to 21 suites. The houses can accommodate from 16 to 42 family members. They feature a common kitchen, spacious dining room, an inviting living room with library and toys for children, and laundry facilities. The Fisher House program now consists of a network of 54 houses and serves 142,000 families a year. Since its inception in 1990, the program has assisted more than 130,000 families by providing temporary lodging in a caring environment that allows military and veterans’ families to face a medical crisis together. In 2010, more than 12,000 families will have been guests at a Fisher House.
-served more than 120,000 families, including approx. 7,500 combat casualties
-offered nearly 3 million days of lodging
-saved families more than $140 million in lodging costs
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When my friend lost his leg in Iraq in 2008 his mom stayed at a Fisher House for several months, and their Hero Miles program flew his dad into town on weekends (while he stayed at home working to pay the bills.) Without that support I don't want to think what would have happened...
This charity's numbers look great until you look at the salary of its leader. Four hundred thousand a year for running a charity is almost oxymoronic. I'll find one whose leadership isn't so highly paid...
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I am a staff member of the Veterans Administration with a Fisher House on our grounds. A service needed for so many families of the increasing number of seriously injured and damaged veterans. I was stunned to see the salary of the President of Fisher House. The Secretary of Veteran Affairs, the ...
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