About the Fisher House

The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for active-duty and retired military personnel and their families during a medical crisis. Located at the corner of Santa Fe and Wratten drives, it offers families a clean, safe, low–cost respite from the stress of worrying about loved ones. The house was a gift to the Fort Hood community from Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher of New York.

The Fisher House accepts monetary donations, as well as the donation of hotel and airline points, which support its programs, Hotels for Heroes and Hero Miles. When donated, these points do not expire, said Theresa Johnson, incoming director of the Fort Hood Fisher House.

“It’s important people need to understand if their points are about to expire, don’t let them expire,” she said. “It’s pretty quick and immediate for these families to be able to be here. They couldn’t believe somebody’s generosity allowed them to be here.”

In November, Johnson is planning a remembrance run to honor fallen service members since 9/11. For the run, the house is collecting 3,500 pairs of combat boots to symbolize those who’ve lost their lives.

Johnson said anyone in question about whether or not the Fisher House can help them, just needs to ask, Johnson said. If they can’t help, they’ll find someone who will.

“We can pretty much just make it happen and that’s what people need to understand,” Johnson said. “We would love to do that.”

For more information on the national Fisher House organization, go to www.fisherhouse.org.

To contact the Fort Hood location of the Army Fisher House, contact Johnson at theresa.m.johnson2.naf@mail.mil.

About the National Compassion Fund

For 30 years, the National Center for Victims of Crime has served, resourced and advocated for crime victims in the United States, and those organizations who serve them. The National Center is a 501c3 charitable organization. It manages the National Compassion Fund, which provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of a mass crime, such as a shooting or terrorist attack.

To donate to the fund, go to www.NationalCompassionFund.org, or text SURVIVOR to 84456 to make a $10 donation.

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