Fisher House: A Joy and a Challenge

       This blog is primarily written to inform and entertain seniors and near seniors. Those of us in this age group have lived through numerous wars and tend to be quite patriotic. I’m sure many of you are already familiar with the Fisher House Foundation. It’s one of my favorite charities and my wife Trisha and I have been involved with this outstanding organization for some time. It’s a joy to be part of their efforts on behalf of our military heroes and I want to challenge all of you to learn more and consider how you might play a role in their mission.

          In a nutshell, Fisher House currently provides housing, meals, and in some cases, transportation for the families of injured and ill military personel and veterans. Presently they have donated and operate 62 homes across the U. S. and Germany adjacent to military hospitals. It is a non-profit organization that operates on only 4% of donated funds. It’s refreshing to be involved with such a wonderful charity in which 96 cents of every dollar goes directly to those it serves. As I said, Trisha and I have been involved for some time and can personally vouch for their good works.

          Of course, don’t just take my word. Charity Navigator gives Fisher House four stars out of four stars. The American Institute of Philanthropy gives them an A+. If you would like to donate, here is the link to their web site:

 The Fisher House Program | Fisher House Foundation

          If you are located in Northern California, the Armstrong and Getty radio program is currently fundraising and this is their web site:

 Armstrong & Getty – Fisher House

Thanks for considering this wonderful effort.