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49th Annual Patriotic Celebration

by First Free Rockford Honors

Veterans & Military Families

FOFH-IL Presentation at Marvelous ‘Evening of Music & Media’ Raises $ 12,158.94 for Mission

Over 2,000 attendees over two nights enjoyed uplifting professional quality performances by a choir and orchestra in addition to patriotic presentations honoring our veterans and their families who sacrifice so much for our freedom and safety.

FOFH-IL Board Officer Mary Vaughan assisted by Board Secretary Lisa Porcaro presented a video illustrating a wounded soldier’s battle to regain his mobility and his family’s experience at a Fisher House during his long recovery from debilitating wounds. This was followed by a description of the fully volunteer non-profit’s role in ensuring over 8,000 military families to date have benefitted from free accommodations, meals and quality-of-life outings.

Free-will offerings collected were donated to the Friends of Fisher House Illinois mission dedicated to financial, volunteer and emotional support for Illinois Hines VA Fisher House which provides support America’s military during their times of greatest need – during medical crises.


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.

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…

Military Families Hosted