Holidays at the Fisher Houses

October 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses | Leave a comment
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This Holiday Season we are doing what we can to bring a little Holiday Cheer to the families currently staying at the Puget Sound Fisher House, and the Ft. Lewis Fisher house.  Angels in Washington/Oregon are helping to gather Stockings & Blankets to be delivered to the families closer to Christmas.

We will also be helping to decorate the Puget Sound FIsher House(Seattle) on November 29th 11 – 3pm.  If you are interested in joining the fun please email me (Julie) at soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com  We need about 6 helpers and some goodies!  (This will also be the delivery day for many groups who have collected stockings)

Stay tuned for Holiday Volunteer Opportunities from Ft. Lewis & Puget Sound Fisher Houses! 

 

A little info about Fisher Houses….

(www.fisherhousevaps.org

Supported by the Fisher House Foundation, Fisher Houses, like the one on the grounds of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle and on the army base at Ft. Lewis WA , have been built to meet the needs of veterans’ family members.  These “homes away from home” allow America ’s military families to be together during extended treatment for serious injury, disease or illness. Veterans and newly returning soldiers travel from throughout the Nation to receive their care at VA Puget Sound, and most come because of the specialized care and treatment offered for complex and traumatic combat injuries, spinal cord injuries, rehabilitation and comprehensive cancer care.  Without these remarkable homes, families would have to find hotel accommodations in the community at their own expense.  After an extended stay at a Fisher House, one mother wrote “I am convinced that our being near our son has given him the strength and courage to survive his extensive burns, and your generosity made it possible for us to be there.”  A Patient receiving care wrote “having my wife and daughter here is the best inspiration I could ever have.  Between them, the hospital staff, and everyone I’ve met here at Fisher House, I know I have lots of people in my corner.  My goal was to walk before my daughter learned to – and I did it.”)

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