All proceeds of Wood’s Reef to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
I first learned abut the Fisher house through the Armstrong and Getty Show. It is a great and well run charity allocating an astounding 96% of donations to the programs.
These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $200 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
By the Numbers
- Families served: More than 19,000 in 2012
- Daily capacity: 812 families
- Families served: More than 190,000 since inception
- Number of lodging days offered: Over 5 million
- 7,000 students have received $11,000,000 in scholarship awards
- Over 40,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $60 million.