On April 23rd, at the groundbreaking for the Fisher House at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, the Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation donated $50,000 to Fisher House. So far in 2010, the Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation has donated over $150,000 to the Fisher House.
"Pictured from left to right are Shannon Nelson, Renee McDonough, McKenzie Nelson, Tom McDonough and Tammy Fisher.
The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation is the official local
fundraising branch of the Fisher House Foundation for construction of
the new Fisher House to be built at the Minneapolis Veterans Medical
Center. Our foundation will be raising one-half of the cost of
construction of this $5.2 million building. To learn more about Fisher
House, read on......
The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
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 10,000 families, and have made available nearly 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 pays to stay at any Fisher House!