Fisher House of the Emerald Coast depends upon individual and corporate partners to continue the work of supporting our military families. Please join the growing family of Northwest Florida residents that support our troops by contributing to the operation of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Your financial contribution is vital and will be gratefully received. All gifts are tax-deductible, to the maximum extent allowable by law, and may be made via check, credit card, gifts of securities, or through the Combined Federal Campaign (code# 66684).
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Our home on Eglin is open, meals have returned and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue blessing military and veteran families. Helping Heroes Gala is the one we host individually and is a big part of the blessing. With the Intrepid Spirit Center entering full operation in January of 2022, we are mindful that demand for our house on Eglin will only increase and we need to be prepared and can only do it with you.
Ways to help include sponsorships, silent and live auctions, and by purchasing one of the hot, get it now tickets. AmFund will be in the room with us offering bucket list vacations.
The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a social, silent auction – great networking and visiting with friends and making new ones followed by a program at 7:00 pm with seating for up to 500. Dinner will be served and guests will be treated with words of inspiration by Wounded Warrior and Fox News contributor, Joey Jones. This year will be epic in support of our mission, helping military families in their time of medical need.
Creative, fun and memorable approaches are ALWAYS included with the marketing of this must-attend event. Mike Guidry will guide us through the evening as Master of Ceremonies
Sponsors and military can compete for the honor of Fisher House’s biggest fan by bringing the biggest team unseating, perhaps the 2021 Biggest Fan, Better Homes and Garden, Emerald Coast. (only) 500 seats are available, and will sell out – dress is formal, black tie and mess dress. Supporting this event says thank you in a very tangible way to our military and veteran families who stay with us for hope and healing. Our Fisher House on Eglin reached 100% occupancy July 23 and even with COVID restrictions, our house has continuously been at capacity, with families placed in partner hotels. Join us to ensure there is always room in our inn. Individual tickets are $150.00.
Our goal is for this to be an epic blowout with increased marketing exposure for our partners and your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Tickets and Sponsorships may be purchased here.
Volunteer Appreciation Day – $1,000 (annual)
Military Spouses Appreciation – $750 (quarterly)
Newsletter – $750 (bi-monthly)
Pantry Sponsor – $500 (monthly)
Holiday Meals – $250 (Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Round it up RED Shirts – $250 (monthly)
Cookies and Kindness – $100 (monthly)
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Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. welcomes support from our corporate and civic friends in the community. Please contact Mia Hughes at 850-259-4956 to learn more.
To make a donation via credit card, click here or call 850-259-4956 for personalized service. Thank you for your support!
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Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc
P.O. Box 2007, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Donations can be made to honor or remember an individual or organization. If the donor provides a name and address for an acknowledgement letter, we will notify that person or organization of the the generous gift. For more information, please telephone US at Fisher House of the Emerald Coast at (850) 259-4956
There are 12 guest rooms in the Fisher House and for our “suite sponsors”, they are included in a welcome booklet in each room for the entire year. Donations of $5,000 annually. 2021 sponsors include Better Homes and Gardens/Emerald Coast, Ken and Sheila Cone, Charles and Diane Ruffner in memory of Matt Ruffner, Crane Aerospace, Crane Fund for Widows & Children, Destin Woman’s Club, Lockheed Martin, Mills Heating & Air, Okaloosa Gas District, and St. Joe Foundation. Monthly installments are an option to help YOU say YES!
Chuck and Diane Ruffner have joined as a suite sponsor in memory of their son, Matt who 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.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew P. Ruffner
Many honors have been bestowed upon Matt, honoring his service and love of country and flying Apaches. A painting by military artist Larry Selman hangs at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pennsylvania honoring Matthew and his co-pilot CW2 Jarett Yoder on their final mission in Afghanistan.
He 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.
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania a bridge has been named after Matt.
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.
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast welcomes support from our corporate and civic friends in the community. We love our community partners, become one today and host an event!
Want to volunteer? We love our volunteers! Volunteer opportunities are on the right hand side of our home page and may also be accessed here.
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, EIN 26-0283970, PO Box 2007/350 Boatner Road, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. www.fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org/850-259-4956
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