For 2019, our charity beneficiary is the Portsmouth Fisher House. Don’t know what that is? Here is a quick rundown.
When a service member needs specialized care, family is important. Fisher Houses are located near military hospitals, and provide a place for family members to stay, for free, to be part of the healing process.And they do it with all private funding. Yes, they are on military bases, but the only official support they get is permission to have a property on the base. The facility is staffed, and funded, through the support of the community.
Portsmouth Fisher House is located on the property of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth at NSA Hampton Roads, right in our area, and serves a critical need for families who are already going through a traumatic time.Last year, we realized just how many of our members are military, former military, or from military families. We have partnered with the Salty Dogs, a motorcycle club who has a long history of supporting the Fisher House. John Cleary, one of our own, has been a member and has seen the good work that they do, and thought that it was a perfect combination to bring the folks at Fisher House some much needed support.
Please take a look at the links below, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!