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Friends of Fisher House-Illinois Hosts 2012 Holiday Football Party at Hines VA Fisher House

Honored guests include military family residents and representatives of  staunch supporters Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. (CMVA) of Illinois Chapters 24 – Northern Illinois and 24-1 Heart of Illinois.

Friends of Fisher House-Illinois is proud and honored to have received their valuable, loyal support and generosity since day one. Both of these dedicated chapters conduct year-round drives to raise substantial funds for the Friends Of Fisher House-Illinois mission to help support Hines VA Fisher House.

Fisher House Manager Holly Wright

FOFH-IL Board members

Fisher House Manager Holly Wright visits with military family guests during Friends of Fisher House annual holiday party. These staunch Bears supporters were very happy with the 2012 theme—Bears Tailgate.

FOFH-IL Board members with Hines VA Fisher House Manager wore orange Bears T-shirts in keeping with the 2012 holiday party theme. Unfortunately, the Bears lost that day.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association of Illinois  FOFH-IL Treasurer Bonnie Chattler presents to Holly Wright

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association of Illinois representatives of Chapters 24 – Northern Illinois and 24-1 Heart of Illinois with family were honored guests as well at the FOFH-IL annual holiday festivities.

FOFH-IL receives Appreciation Award presented by Fisher House Manager Holly Wright (left) to FOFH_IL President Betty Stamatis.

FOFH-IL Is In the Kitchen

FOFH-IL Is In the Kitchen - Helping with the holiday food spread are (l-r) FOFH-IL Treasurer Bonnie Chattler, FOFH-IL Vice Pres. Harry Theodore, FOFH-IL Director/Board Development Barb Kemp and Lori Theodore.

 

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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…