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Department of Florida Legion and Auxiliary raise over $124,000 for Fisher House


During 2015-2016, Department of Florida American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary joined together in a fundraising project for 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. 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.

 DSC_0005rThe Department of Florida American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary raised over $124,000. Checks were presented to Fisher House Foundation Southeast Division Vice President Brian G Gawne at the American Legion Department of Florida Headquarters.

All monies raised stay in Florida for Veterans and their families.

Depicted is a check from The American Legion Department of Florida in the amount $66,869.75. The Auxiliary and other Legion entities will also present checks to the Fisher House Foundation.