Hines VA Fisher House Construction Fundraising Phase
Illinois citizens supported a two-year, Illinois fundraising campaign sponsored and spearheaded by DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. of Park Ridge, IL to raise the majority of the $1.75 million necessary to be matched by the Fisher House Foundation for construction of a $5.7 million Fisher House on Hines VA Hospital grounds.
Ongoing Sustaining Non-Profit Support After Groundbreaking
In 2008, Friends of Fisher House-Illinois (FOFH-IL) organized as a fully volunteer, non-profit recognized by Fisher House Foundation as the official community fundraiser dedicated to sustaining all Illinois Fisher Houses beginning with Hines VA Fisher House.
In this capacity, FOFH-IL raised and donated funds to Hines Fisher House for numerous House Warming items needed before its doors opened. Since the Fisher House was gifted to Hines VA by the Fisher House Foundation, FOFH-IL has continued strong support with fundraising for House operations, maintenance, landscaping and a storage facility plus food solicitations.
A 2nd LOVELL FISHER HOUSE AT LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTHCARE CENTER PRESENTS ADDED CHALLENGES
Because FOFH-IL has pledged to support all Fisher Houses in Illinois, our non-profit is now challenged to raise added funds for outfitting the 2nd Home Away from Home before opening is doors to host veterans and their families during medical crises. Also, FOFH-IL must help sustain the 2nd Fisher House.