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VA Palo Alto Health Care System to Dedicate Second Fisher House for Veterans and their Families

February 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Kim Betton, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, kim.betton@va.gov, 650-493-5000, ext. 64888
Kerri Childress, Fisher House Foundation, kchildress@fisherhouse.org, (301) 633-4409

PALO ALTO – VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) will hold a dedication ceremony for its second Fisher House, a no-cost home away from home for families of Veterans and active duty military personnel who are being treated at VA, on Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m. (PST).

“VA values the consistent support of the Fisher House in helping us to keep the nation’s promise to our Veterans,” said VAPAHCS Director Tony Fitzgerald III. “This dedication is opening doors and providing comfort to Veterans and their families during a time in need – we are thankful to say it’s their home away from home.”

The current Fisher House has provided 5-star accommodations to more than 2,400 families and will be complimented by the second home to allow VAPAHCS to accommodate even more families.

“Fisher Houses are built on partnerships, and partnership begins with community,” said President of Fisher House Foundation David Coker. “My deepest thanks to the organizations and individual donors, as well as the staff and Veterans of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, who make this possible. It’s what we do together that makes the greatest impact."

Keynote speaker of the event will be Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, representing California’s 18th Congressional District.

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (PST)

WHERE: VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94080 (Behind current Fisher House)

WHO: Media are welcome to attend and will have opportunity to interview Fisher House families, leadership from VA, and the Fisher House Foundation.

Click here for the virtual tour of Fisher House II.

About Fisher House
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 $451 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. www.fisherhouse.org