Okaloosa Gas District is a natural gas utility that services around 50,000 residential and commercial customers in the Northwest Florida area. Okaloosa Gas District is a returning sponsor for the Helping Heroes Gala. Okaloosa Gas supports Fisher House and our mission, and we could not be more grateful for their support.
thrIVe Wellness is the Emerald Coast’s premier IV Hydration Therapy and Wellness Center. Their medically licensed staff provides the most innovative and effective ways to achieve your optimum health and wellness goals. We are so grateful for thrIVe Welness sponsoring the Helping Heroes Gala this year!
The Boeing Company develops, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. The Boeing Company will once again bless our Fisher House by sponsoring our Helping Heroes Gal again. Thank you, Boeing Company!
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative design and manufacturing engineering capabilities for rugged commercial aviation, defense and space applications. Crane Aerospace is sponsoring this year’s Helping Heroes Gala and helping our Fisher House continue our mission of keeping families together!
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that is yet again sponsoring the Helping Heroes Black Tie “is back” Gala! Fisher House is thankful that they give back and help support our mission so well! Thank you, Lockheed Martin!
Mills Heating and Air is returning as a loyal and gracious sponsor for our Helping Heroes Black Tie “is back” Gala. We appreciate all their support and efforts towards our Fisher House. With a very hot summer ahead, make sure to use Mills Heating and Air for all your air condition needs, they love and support our mission greatly. Thank you Mills Heating and Air for all that you do for us!
Lt General Eric Fiel retired as the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in September of 2014. AFSCO is an Air Force Major Command and the Air Component of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). General Fiel held a variety of command positions at the Squadron, Group, Wing, and NAF level, as well as several Joint SOF positions at SOCOM to include the J-8, the Chief of Staff, and the Vice Commander. He has significant experience in combat leadership positions in joint contingency operations in the Balkans as well as being forward deployed multiple times as a Joint Task Force Commander for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. We love that he retired in our community and is willing to serve with our amazing mission.
Matt was killed in action, April 9, 2013, while serving our country in the Pachir Wa Agam district, Afghanistan, when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. Also killed was Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett M. Yoder, 26, of Mohnton, PA. Matt was awarded the bronze star (posthumously) for his actions of saving a ground unit that had come under fire and was awarded the Aviation Mission Survivability Officer Award for 2013 by the AAAA for his life saving mission planning. Matthew served a total of 16 years, the last 7 as an Apache Pilot and also as an instructor pilot at the 1st Bn., 104th Avn. Regt., 28th CAB. He excelled at sports, was a talented guitarist, and was a graduate of Indiana University Pennsylvania with a BA in Criminology. All gave some, some gave all.
I love this Ruffner family, and every day is Memorial Day for them, and all Gold star families like them. Always remember their sacrifice and comfort those families every day
“We are staying in room #7 and grateful for all that the Fisher House provides for us. From a safe, warm, comfortable room to great food, well supplied in the freezer and pantry, Judy, Robert, and Don are so warm loving and welcome us with open arms. Here for a few days and grateful for all they do to provide us with a place to stay while getting tests and pre-op appointments. Thanks!”
We have one big community of giving, organizations and people working TOGETHER to bless others. VITAS Healthcare is a sponsor of our Fisher House at Eglin, Brieanne rom Vitas is a VOLUNTEER for Fisher House and I am a VOLUNTEER for Vitas making memory bears for Marla. See how we are all connected? Today our friends at Bluewater Fitness (Nora supports Fisher House – yay) and Vitas are hosting an event to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and caregivers. I will spin a little today for my friends, for my mom who passed away from Alzheimer’s and for my new friend Liz, whom I met last week who is the sole caregiver of a 90 year old veteran with Alzheimers. See how we are all connected?