For more than 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and Veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important—the healing process. As of January 2018, there are 75 Fisher Houses located in the US, Germany and United Kingdom.
What is the Difference between Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound and the Fisher House Foundation?
The Fisher House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, builds new houses, and assists in the coordination of private support and encourages public support for home construction. Once the house is built, Fisher Houses are given to the U. S. Government as gifts. Military service secretaries and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the homes. The Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound, a 501(c)(3) registered in Washington State, (like other community groups across the country) raise money and awareness in support of the ongoing operational programs of Fisher Houses in the Puget Sound region.
Who are the Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound?
Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound is a nonprofit all volunteer collaborative effort among individuals anxious to support our Nation’s promise and obligation to support those who have sacrificed for our country’s freedom. Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound is a duly registered 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Washington and complies with the fundraising rules of the Secretary of State Washington. Donations made to Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound are fully tax deductible and support operational programs in Fisher Houses across the Puget Sound region. Tax ID # 86-1175590
What Fisher Houses are supported by Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound?
The Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound support four Fisher Houses, including the Fisher House at VA Puget Sound Health Care System (2008), the Fisher House on the Vancouver Campus of VA Portland Health Care System (2016), and two Houses at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) (1992 and 2015)