Community to build new house for families of injured soldiers

Fisher House Foundation, which constructs comfort homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at Veterans Affairs and military hospitals around the world, announced a community partnership with Bonneville Seattle and partners to help raise awareness and funds for the need for a second Fisher House at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington, to serve the growing number of military families here.

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The JBLM Fisher house was built in 1992 and has eight bedrooms, surrounding common living, dining and kitchen facilities. The average stay for a military family is two weeks and the house has operated at 100% capacity for the last three years. Last year, more than 300 families stayed at the Fisher House, at a savings of more than $450,000 in lodging expenses.
Photo by (Bonneville Seattle/Corky Trewin)
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