We are so pleased with the continued partnership we have with Okaloosa Gas District. Not only do they give generously in the community and financially support this event, they also provide the natural gas at our house where our guests feel the love first hand. Hear from our house manager, Marc Ambrose. click here.
Who loves our military like we do???? YOU and our community of friends, family, fans, sponsors and volunteers – that’s who! #loveisgoodmedicine join us in welcoming some love to our home who turns 9 this year in just a week. We are lighting the candles in her cake! She’s a little young for a face lift but she is getting a new exterior refinish on the building and some improved coating on the sidewalks, making for easier travel for our guests coming over from the award winning Eglin hospital.
We will share the journey with some before and after…….Our military families deserve the best!
“My dad suffered a heart failure 4x, we drove Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After being here for almost a month it was a financial strain on us. We struggled, we were sleeping in our car while my dad continued to struggle to survive. A remarkable woman named Cynthia (In ICU) said “I know a way to help ya’ll its called Fisher House.” Our lives changed in a unique way. God has been so good, providing us with a way to continue to be here for my dad, but no longer suffering financially. Fisher House has been a splendid life changing blessing for our family. We thank you for your compassion, patience, support, assistance, encouragement, inspiration, restoration, comfort and delicious meals provided by beautifully kind caring people. We will never forget this one of a kind unique exceptional blessing called Fisher House and the wonderful people Marc Ambrose, Donny Peckman, John Stephens, Miss Judy and all the countless others who bring it all together for people like us.”
PS – We surprised her today with an Edible Arrangement and some Fisher House swag for going above and beyond to bless this family; i.e., connect a dot, bring a need to a resource. Seriously, be like Cynthia so no military family in your circle sleeps in their car during medical treatment.
“We are really grateful for being here, it was very nice and all of you are just very kind people. God bless you all.”
“Thank you for all you do. It was such a blessing to have this facility. God bless and know that your work is so appreciated and we are FOREVER grateful.”
On Thursday, July 18, 2019 our Corporate Intern Jenny Hendry, along with board member Karen Spence attended the 2019 Veteran Job Fair in Crestview, hosted by our friends at CareerSource. 102 job seekers attended and participants included 49 Veterans, 7 transitioning service members, and 14 spouses of active duty or Veterans. Several current sponsors of Fisher House were among the exhibitors!
On July 9th, Jenny Hendry our corporate intern attended the 6th Annual Great American Cookout hosted by the Destin Chamber of Commerce. Teresa Halverson, board chair, along with Joe Agostinelli attended where we got some great videos of those in attendance to help promote our upcoming 12th annual Gala. Win-Win! Click here for fun video!
You blink and ten tears go by in a flash. Here is Julie Thompson who helped give our Fisher House on Eglin it’s amazing start. Many families have healed together in the home where love happens every day.