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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.”

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Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!


What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.


This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.


The place is more than just a place to sleep. It’s just like your second home.


My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.


…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…