The new 14,000 square-foot Fisher House at VA Long Beach (Calif.) Healthcare System will house up to 16 families a night. To build the house, a $3 million goal was set and raised, and then matched by the Fisher House Foundation, which has helped build 70 similar houses at other military and VA hospitals around the world. By the end of the year, the final payment will be made for the construction cost. The Fisher House program serves more than 25,000 families worldwide every year, and has provided more than 5.8 million days of free lodging to family members of veterans and servicemembers since the program started in 1990. For more information, read the American Legion press release and visit the Fisher House Foundation website.
For more military family support resources, visit the Military.com Spouse and Family section.