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Press Telegram Veterans Day

Press Telegram – 1 Fewer Battle for Vets to Fight

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Marine veteran Maurice Guilleaume and his sister Anora are staying at the Fisher House in Long Beach while he receives cancer treatment just steps away at the VA Medical Center. We’re proud to be able to provide lodging to them in our sixteen room home so they don’t have to travel more than 60 miles…

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Terry Geiling Family Emergency Fund + Matching Donations

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Lee Madden hadn’t seen her brother in years. Growing up in a household with her father and two brothers serving in the U.S. Airforce for over 35 years, Lee moved to Australia 40 years ago but stayed in touch with her brother, Mark, through phone calls and emails, hoping to see him again after the…

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About the Sea ‘N Air Women’s Golf Club

Sea ‘N Air Women’s Golf Club Tournament Raises Funds for Fisher Houses – San Diego

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On a beautiful August 25, a full flight of 144 women golfers played 18 holes at the Naval Air Station North Island, in support of the two Fisher Houses-San Diego located at the Naval Medical Center at Balboa, San Diego. Susan Schelkun, Carrie Campbell-Wood, Carol Rud and Mary Lakatos served as tournament chairs to successfully…

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FHSC Neighborhood Grant 2022

Starbucks Foundation 2022 Neighborhood Grant

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Thank you, Long Beach Starbucks partners Joseph at the Lakewood/Cover store and Annette of the Bellflower/Stearns store, for our Neighborhood Grant nomination for Fisher House So Cal. We really appreciate your honoring us with this recognition and grant! With help from the @Starbucks Foundation, we’re providing temporary lodging and other “home away from home” comforts…

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SDPHC – Party with a Purpose Fundraiser

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The San Diego Parrot Head Club, a 500+ member group of local Jimmy Buffet music fans, host their 27th Annual Party at Campland on the Bay on September 22-25. Live music Thursday & Friday nights, and all day Saturday, from 10 AM to 10 PM. $35 Admission includes entry to the Beer Garden, with unlimited…

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The Commandant’s Reflections on the Passing of Terry Geiling

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Members of Fisher House So Cal (FHSC) were specially invited by General David H. Berger and his wife, Donna, to join them for the Friday Evening Parade festivities at the 8th Marine Corps barracks in Washington, DC on July 15, 2022.  In photo, General Berger and Donna (far right) are joined by Terry Geiling, FHSC President (center); Mike Lipscombe, FHSC Director; Linda Rahn,…

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Almeida Family

How You and Fisher House So Cal helped the Almeida Family

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Dear Friends, We’re writing to ask you to help us at Fisher House Southern California to provide our veteran and military families with temporary housing – at no cost to them – while their loved ones are treated for an illness or injury at our VA and military hospitals in Long Beach, Camp Pendleton and…

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Celebration of Life video

Steve Kuykendall Celebration of Life

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On February 20, 2022, there was a wonderful Celebration of Life for Marine Captain Steve Kuykendall, Fisher House So Cal co-founder and Board President, on the USS Battleship Iowa. The event included a fireboat pass-by, helicopter fly-over and naval gun salute. Military honor guard ceremony occurred earlier that day. Semper Fi, Steve!

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Double the Impact of Your Gift—Donate Before December 31!

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Dear Friend of Fisher House Southern California, When the Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation received the Memorial Day appeal from Fisher House Southern California, which I sent in May announcing the new Steve Kuykendall Memorial Fund for Children, they wanted to help. Consequently, they have committed $25,000 from the Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation to…

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Dana Point 5th Marine Support Group Regiment Wins 2021 Spirit of Hope Award

Fisher House So Cal Board Member Mike Lipscombe Accepts 2021 ‘Spirit of Hope’ Award​ on Behalf of DPSG

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Excerpt from The Dana Point Times: Mike Lipscombe, Fisher House So Cal Board Member and President of the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group (DPSG), was presented with the 2021 ‘Spirit of Hope’ Award on behalf of the DPSG​. The DPSG was recognized for its support of the Marines, Navy Corpsmen, and families of…

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