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November 2019

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers honor Fisher House Southern California!

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FHSC Board Members Ken Gillespie and Steve Spriggs received on-field recognition from the Los Angeles Chargers and the NFL on behalf of Fisher House Southern California as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service on November 3, 2019.

Salute to Service Organization of the Week: The Fisher House Southern California

The Chargers and California Resources Corporation, the state’s largest oil and natural gas producer are proud to recognize the works of The Fisher House Southern California.

The Fisher House Southern California is best known for making available over 15 thousand nights of lodging a year, where military and veterans’ families can stay while loved ones are receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers in southern California. The program provides free lodging saving veteran and military families $2 million a year in lodging costs. Fisher Houses under our umbrella include two at Naval Medical Center San Diego, one at Camp Pendleton and one at VA Long Beach Medical Center.

The houses have from 8 to 16 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Southern California, Inc. is a nonprofit organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Donations are tax–deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.

To learn more about the Fisher House, visit
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Veterans Day 2021


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In my seven years in uniform as a Marine fighting for our country in Vietnam, ten years in public service as City Councilman, Mayor, California State Assemblyman and US Congressman representing the same values, one day stands out above all others. Eighteen years ago on September 11, 2001, I remember exactly where I was, and what I was doing. That day our country changed forever.

That day we redoubled our commitment to our military, our veterans and our country. My life’s work has been in service to that commitment. That’s why I have redoubled my efforts toward veterans and their families through my service to Fisher House Southern California, Inc.

At our southern California Fisher Houses I have seen thousands of military families in Long Beach and San Diego receive a home away from home while a loved one receives life-saving care in one of our VA and Navy hospitals. I cannot tell you how rewarding it is to see parents, husbands, wives, children, grandparents even, come together as a family in one of our Fisher Houses as they support the recovery of their service member. All free of charge. I have also seen the look on their faces as members of our community have helped them celebrate holidays, birthdays and other special occasions just like they would at home.

That’s why I support Fisher House Southern California, Inc. and hope you will join me. With your gifts of time and talent, and especially your financial support, we can continue to build support systems for our veteran families here in Southern California. At this special time of the year, we thank and remember our veterans for their service in both word and deed. Together, by making a gift to Fisher House Southern California, we create a fabric that supports our military and celebrates our veterans. Join me, won’t you?

I am honored to tell you our Houses are running near capacity, serving thousands of families every year. Please take this opportunity to speak out and spread the word, and to make a meaningful gift. Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1000 — or an amount of your choice — will make a positive impact on the lives of our military and veteran families.

I have seen the incredible difference a Fisher House can make, and it is your generosity that makes that possible. On behalf of the many families we serve, I send you our thanks and our best wishes.


Steven T. Kuykendall
President/CEO – Fisher House Southern California