Preparing for 2016 Needs

FOFH-IL contributes $32,000 Program Support

Towards Sustaining Hines VA Fisher House

 Volunteer Non-Profit Pledges Replacement

 of Dining Room Chairs and All Bedroom Desk Chairs

 Plus Continuation of Annual Project Support

At each year’s end, FOFH-IL President Betty Stamatis reviews Fisher House needs with Fisher House Manager Holly Wright. In keeping with custom established since the inception of the non-profit’s relationship with Hines VA Fisher House, the group presents funds and pledges to fulfill top priority projects to maintain the highest standards of hospitality for military families hosted during medical crises. The presentation is made at the Annual Holiday Celebration hosted by FOFH-IL.

For 2016, FOFH-IL presented $8,000 in Target gift cards, $6,000 in Costco gift cards and $2,000 in Home Depot gift cards. In addition, the non-profit has pledged funding of $16,000 for replacement of all dining room and bedroom desk chairs which are showing wear and tear.

Also, FOFH-IL will continue to fund landscaping services, holiday decorations and food sponsoring for the annual open house.

Throughout 2016, FOFH-IL will respond to all Fisher House requests for funding or payment of special needs which, in the past, range from emergency flights home for family members, funeral costs for a cash-strapped family, baseball and other outings to relieve stressed family members, special maintenance projects ensuring the very best “home away from home.”


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

I’m overwhelmed by the impeccable service…this has been one of the most beautiful experiences under the circumstances for my Dad’s medical problems…grateful doesn’t cover how I feel and blessed.


This our first time at the Fisher House—how amazing it is! ...thank you for providing comfort when we’re feeling most uncertain of what our future holds…after long days at the hospital it’s so nice to find fellowship upon return “home.”


Back nice to know the Fisher House and staff are here for us. Especially when there is so much unknown in the future of my husband’s health…you provide for us at a time when we are dealing with issues that sometimes overwhelm us.


The staff didn’t act like staff. They treated us like family. I thought it would be like living in barracks. Wow, was I wrong! I’m grateful to Fisher House..found a new charity that is near and dear to my heart.


This stay helped so much! God blessed me by allowing us to stay in the Fisher House which gives peace in this timed of need.


After being here 32 days, we are going home…Fisher House is a lifesaver..what a beautiful place! Thankful for everyone who touched our lives.

Military Families Hosted