March came in like a lion and it would be premature to put away the winter clothes just yet. But Spring is coming. You can see it in the budding trees, the forsythia that have gone from pale green to brilliant yellow overnight, the brave little crocuses pushing up their heads through the soggy winter ground. Spring is the time for cleaning up, planting, and beginning anew. That is certainly the case for the Friends of Puget Sound Fisher House!
The Friends' Garden Committee has begun planning the garden parties, during which teams of volunteers will help maintain the lovely spaces that surround the Fisher House and soon we'll be planting out the vegetable gardens.
Fundraising events are in the works, including two golf tournaments, and our annual Veterans Day Weekend WInetasting. (Check the Events page on this website every once in a while for details.)
New Fisher Houses are popping up like daffodils. Since the November dedication of the second House at Joint Base Lewis McChord we have welcomed Las Vegas (VA Southern Nevada) and Arizona (also VA) to the family. And in just a few short weeks #70 will open in Vancouver, Washington, serving the Portland VA. (Just for perspective, the Puget Sound House was #40. That's thirty houses in seven years!)
We're also rebooting this blog, with at least one post a week to share stories from the House, introduce you to our staff, volunteers, supporters, and Board of Directors, and celebrate the community that is the Fisher House family.
Thank you for supprting the families who call Fisher House home. Happy March!
"And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest." - Percy Bysshe Shelley