We often talk about the family that is created in Fisher House. The community of support that our guests build for each other is an amazing thing to witness. Differences of color, creed, political persuasion, gender...none of these things matter. The common bond of being away from home with a loved one in the hospital is all it takes to start pulling down walls. But the Fisher House family is bigger than the guests. Everyone who embraces these families through their gifts of time, treasure and talent are an essential part of that family, too. And that includes the folks we've been talking to this last month. Each contribution, no matter the size, combines with other gifts adds up to a lot of financial support to our organization. And those checks aren't just some anonymous gift from a faceless organization. We are meeting the people who pledge to the Fisher House. We can picture their faces and where they work. We're telling our story, they are responding and yet another connection is made to strengthen our family bond.