Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fisher House Taking Standing By Side of Military Families

Heart Behind the House, Builder Tony Garczynski
By: Tony Garczynski
February 13, 2015

We are sad to report one of our builders Tony passed away in his sleep after writing this article. We are forever in his debt for his contributions to the Fisher House program.

Even though it was 23 years ago, I remember it well. We received a phone call from a civilian architect working for the Navy. He asked us if we would take a look at plans for a Fisher House to be built at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. He first needed to explain what a Fisher House was – we’d never heard of it. Upon learning what a Fisher House provided to our military families, I said YES with enthusiasm.

Little did I know, that would be the beginning of a very special relationship that has lasted more than two decades! If someone had told me then that we would still be working with the Fisher Family in 20+ years, I would not have believed it, especially since there were a limited number of military installations in San Diego, our hometown.


They are building one right here in the Orlando area for our Lake Nona Veterans Hospital.

They are also near military hospitals like Fort Hood
Fisher House receives $250K renovation
By Patricia Deal, CRDAMC Public Affairs
MARCH 12, 2015 | NEWS

The Fort Hood Fisher House became a lot homier thanks to a $250,000 remodel project and the charitable efforts of the Red River Company, an IT services provider to the U.S. government and Department of Defense.

The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for military personnel, both active and retired, and their Families during a medical crisis. The house has a warm, compassionate environment where Families and caring friends can nurture one another in times of need.

“It’s important for us to have the Families stay at our house be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We’ve redone the house from top to bottom and now are proud to provide an even more amazing, comfortable place that our Families can call home during their stay,” according to Theresa Johnson, director of the Fort Hood Fisher House.

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