Veteran’s Day is an important day to me. I was raised in the military. My father spent 23 years in the Air Force, and my husband is closing in on his 18th year next week, and both my grandfathers served during WWII. Veterans Day is important to me because it honors those who serve. After all the Rah Rah in the build up to a war and the welcome home parades, our veterans deal with the scars, physical and emotional. The last few years have been hard on the military. While there are not as many deaths as in previous wars, there are a lot more of our men and women coming home who have long hospital stays. One charity that helps while veterans, active duty and their families get care. Fisher House is an amazing organization started by Zachary Fisher.
Here is a tidbit from the website:
There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 12,000 families, and have made available over three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
No family EVER pays to stay. And here is one of the great things about them. 2% of the money go to administration and 2% goes to fundraising. That’s right. 96% goes to the charity. That is a pretty amazing number.
So, all you have to do is comment. That is all I am asking. You can just say, hey there, for all I care. PLEASE do not make any political statements. I will remove them. This is about helping military families not a political agenda. Also, each person gets counted only once, so saying hey there in fifteen comments will only count as one.
The fundraiser will run until Monday morning at 8 am central time or until I hit the 250 dollar mark!
And, if you have a few extra bucks, please think about giving to this organization.
JUST A NOTE: I am not affiliated with Fisher House and this is going to be a personal donation. I just wanted to highlight all the great work this house does. They are not condoning me, my work, or even this fundraiser.