Fisher House Foundation officially welcomed its 76th Fisher House at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, Fla. This home will provide lodging for up to 16 families of eligible veterans and military at no cost, allowing them to be close to their loved one at the most stressful time – during the hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease.
Construction of this Fisher House was supported by a variety of organizations including the World's Largest Golf Outing (WLGO). An annual charitable golf tournament conceived by Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf, WLGO brings together players from across the country to "golf for good." This year's event will be held on August 6. Visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com to learn more.
Tony Cianci, BCG Vice President of Operations, represented BCG at the Orlando Fisher House ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 14.
The Orlando Fisher House will not only create an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but it will also provide each individual with a secure and private refuge after a long day at the hospital to rest and recharge.
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, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. 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 $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.