Collegiate School Visits Richmond Fisher House as a Part of their Envision Richmond Program

Posted on October 23, 2019

Collegiate School visited Richmond Fisher House recently as a part of their Envision Richmond program. The trip was an educational experience for students on the different services offered to our nation’s Heroes.

Collegiate School Visit

Richmond Fisher House II – Flyover July 11, 2019

Posted on July 16, 2019

See a flyover of the second floor framed and the trusses are being put into place on Richmond Fisher House II.

Birdies For Charity Program Helps Richmond Fisher House

Posted on May 17, 2019

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform operated by the PGA TOUR in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Birdies for Charity allows participating organizations to receive a 10% bonus on every gift they receive through the program (emphasize that every gift will grow by 10%). Donating is simple and can be done online or via check.

The Richmond Fisher House is a participant in this event and you can give online through the Birdies program at pgatourcharities.org.

10th Annual Richmond BlueGrass Jam

Posted on April 10, 2019

More than 27 bands will be volunteering their time playing for the Richmond Bluegrass Jam. Over the last nine years the event has raised more than $165,000 for the Richmond Fisher House. President of the RVA Bluegrass Jam Tom McNally, along with Mac McDonald from Richmond Fisher House, stopped by to share a preview of the event with us.  

The event kicks off Saturday, April 13th from 12 pm to 11 pm at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Richmond Fisher House and Virginia This Morning Hosts Bill Bevins and Jessica Noll will be emceeing the event. For all of the details on the event visit http://www.rvabluegrassjam.com

A Second Fisher House Breaks Ground in Richmond

Posted on September 28, 2018

Richmond Fisher House - Digging

Fisher House Will Expand Support for Military & Veteran Families at Richmond Veterans Hospital

Ground was broken today for a new Fisher House at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Mayor Levar Stoney, David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation, Leo O’ Donnell, Chairman of the Richmond Fisher House Foundation Board of Directors, and VA Medical Center Associate Director Alan Lombardo participated in the ceremony.

This home will provide lodging for an additional 20 families of veterans and military at no cost, allowing them to be close to their loved ones at the most stressful time – during their hospitalization. This will bring the total number of families served by Fisher House at Richmond VAMC to 40 a night, savings to military and veterans’ families more than $1.4 million a year.

A Fisher House creates an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but also provides each individual with a secure and private refuge after a long day at the hospital to rest and recharge.

The new 20-suite, 16,800 sq.-ft.“comfort home” will join the original Fisher House opened in 2008.  Each bedroom suite comes equipped with a private, handicapped-accessible bathroom. Common areas include a spacious kitchen, large communal living, dining and family rooms, laundry room and patio. There are now 78 Fisher Houses operating in the United States and Europe.

“Even after the first Fisher House was opened in Richmond in 2008, we were aware of how much additional support was needed to support military and veterans’ families from all over the country,” said David Coker.  “They travel long distances for treatment provided by the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at this hospital, making free lodging a life-changing necessity.  This second home represents a gift from a grateful nation.”

Construction of this Fisher House is being supported by: Altria, Capital One Services, LLC, Cardinal Health Foundation, Dominion Energy, the PGA, Team Fisher House Fundraisers, Vehicles for Veterans,and the many gifts of a grateful nation.

Another successful Blue Ball is in the books!

Posted on March 23, 2016

Beautiful day, lots of golf and silliness. Thanks to YOU – all our golfers, partners and sponsors – we raised around $21,000 for the Richmond Fisher House.

Let’s recognize:

Thank you to all for giving of your time and resources!

Walmart Decorates Richmond Fisher House for Christmas

Posted on December 10, 2013

Again this year, Walmart has pitched in to make the holiday season at Richmond Fisher House feel as much like home as possible. From wreaths to garland and even a Christmas tree, the house now sparkles with goodwill to all.

 

 

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