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.
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 $320 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.
As we have in the past, we will also continue our support of the world-renowned climate research conducted at the Mount Washington Observatory. In homage to the mountain’s
elevation – 6,288 feet – our event donates 6.288% of all proceeds to the Mount Washington Observatory and all of the super-cool things they do. To take a peek at the view on top of the
mountain right now, visit www.mountwashington.org.