WPAFB, Ohio -- The Capital Campaign Committee for Fisher/Nightingale House, Inc., exceeded its $1 million fund-raising goal Tuesday with the presentation of a $10,000 check from Wright Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association. The check was presented by Jeff Liffick, chapter president, to Chris Stanley, FNHI executive director, at the AFA monthly board meeting.
“We were tasked by the Fisher House Foundation to raise this money towards the cost of the new $4 million dollar home here," said Stanley. “AFA was one of the first organizations to step forward with a $10,000 contribution at our Dec. 17, 2007 fund-raising kick off. Today, with our cash in hand and pledges, AFA brought us over the top to reach our goal.”
“We are pleased to be the organization that helped kick this effort off and now thrilled to put them over their goal,” said Liffick. “It’s important to support our military families with health related and combat related issues, and we back FNHI 110 percent.”
“We’ve been in this community for the past 20 years supporting our troops and families,” Stanley said. “In an economy where many fund-raising organizations are falling short of their goal, with the support we’ve received from the Dayton community and Veteran’s organizations throughout the state, we accomplished what seemed like an impossible task several years ago.”
It’s estimated that Wright-Patterson’s Fisher and Nightingale Houses have assisted more than 10,000 Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines (active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve) and their families in this time span. The homes provide an opportunity for military families to stay together, providing physical and emotional support to each other when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment.
Construction of the new house should be complete in early December, and will start housing guests as soon as January when the furnishing is complete.
“It’s important to note that we still actively seeking donations,” said Stanley. “Every dollar we raise will help the Fisher Foundation to continue placing new homes in other communities,” said Stanley.
To donate, visit www.active.com/donate/FNHIcapitalcampaign or call Chris Stanley at 937-372-5784.
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