The 1600 Foundation donated to The Fisher House Foundation. This foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
Fisher Houses are set up to encourage a sense of community while giving private respite to tired families. You can make your favorite meal in the gourmet kitchen before turning in for a good night’s sleep. Most importantly, every Fisher House is completely free of charge. The Fisher House has served more than 27,000 families since 2021 with a daily capacity of more than 1,300 families. The Fisher House has awarded over $2.3 million in scholarships.
Fisher Houses are owned and operated by the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs in association with the attached hospital. Each Fisher House is between 7 and 21 suites and can accommodate 16 to 42 family members. They feature a spacious common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and a living room with a library and toys for children. Newer houses are 100% wheelchair accessible and include elevators. A Fisher House is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice, or counseling center.
The Fisher House offers many different types of Scholarships with more than $35 million awarded to 14,000 military kids. Children of active, reserve, and retired military members may receive $2,000 college scholarships.
For more information regarding scholarships offered, click the link below.
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