“Thank you so much for letting me stay here at the Fisher House. I’ve had a very pleasant stay. It is the nicest place to visit. We really felt the love here. Thank you again!”
Funny how when we are looking for something, we find what we need? Here’s a GREAT feel good for the impact the Fisher family makes on our military families…..Semper Fidelis Joseph Krebs!
Our home on Eglin was the host of the 4th annual Volunteer Appreciation, held April 18th. Guests and volunteers alike were serenaded by the 4 for 4 Quartet, fed a yummy meal of barbecue and chicken wraps, leaving with a house shaped cookie, made special by Community Ambassadors Pam Dickson and Lucinda Rogers. Our new friends at the Invisible Wounds Clinic volunteered to serve.
In partnership with Eglin’s School Liaison Officer, Ms. Elaine LaJeunesse, a special edition of our coloring book, “Our Story of How Fisher House of the Emerald Coast came to Eglin AFB” will be shared with 750 students during the month of April. The book focuses on education in the areas of history, art, literacy and awareness of resources for our military families. We also hope to engage the community with our nation’s defenders and their loved ones, helping to relationships and deepen bonds for better understanding of how best to support these amazing heroes. The book is made possible with the help of 35 plus sponsors who support the Fisher House Helping Heroes Gala annually, along with our printing partner, Image Printing and Digital Services. A copy of the book can be found here. Purple Up!
PS, we think the book is awesome, features our Squirrel named Shalimar, with her friend Stephen the Hawk. Yes, squirrels and hawks have learned to work together peacefully to bless our families!
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you and your organization from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness and help during a very difficult and stressful time is so appreciated by me and my brother. We are 6 hours away from our mother and being able to visit her and have a place to lay our head took one stress away that we were beyond worried about. Both rooms were absolutely beautiful, the entire facility was beautiful and we were taken care of like rock stars.”