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veteran assistance in southern California

Fisher House Long Beach Houses Frontline Workers

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Fisher House So Cal is happy to continue to find ways to offer veteran assistance in southern California. As the pandemic continues to cause challenges for healthcare workers across the country, the entire Fisher House organization is working to be a part of the solution. Fisher Houses provide military and veteran families housing near their…

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Veterans Day 2020

A Veteran’s Day Message from FHSC

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An Update and a Message of Thanks this Veteran’s Day from Fisher House Southern California Rhoden Canlas is a nurse in the Neurology-Rheumatology unit at the Long Beach VA Medical Center. When the COVID pandemic became extreme this summer, he was transferred to the VA’s Medical-Surgical unit where COVID patients were being treated. But there…

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Welcoming Linda Rahn as our New Executive Director

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Dear Friend of Fisher House Southern California: Hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well. As an ongoing supporter of our mission and work, I’d like to share an important update with you. In August, we welcomed aboard Linda Rahn, CFRE, as our organization’s new Executive Director. Linda brings more than 25 years…

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day Message

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A MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE FROM FISHER HOUSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA As of this writing, veterans and service members are being diagnosed with and have died from COVID-19, and the number is increasing daily. The pandemic has caused all the military and VA medical facilities to assess their operation and make changes that restrict patient visitors and…

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Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers honor Fisher House Southern California!

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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…

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Veterans Day 2019

HELP SUPPORT FISHER HOUSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS VETERANS DAY!

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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…

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Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day Message 2019

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A MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE FROM FISHER HOUSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA About noon on March 29 eight families were comfortably settling down for the weekend at our Long Beach Fisher House when an alarming call came into the manager’s office. Apparently, the gas line servicing our house on the adjacent construction site had been cut and all…

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FHSC American Gold Star Memorial Day Ceremony

American Gold Star Manor Memorial Day Ceremony

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FHSC Board members (From left to right) Ken Gillespie, Jim Paddock, Steve Kuykendall, Beverly Bingham, Steve Keesal and Terry Geiling, with Special Guest and Keynote Speaker Lt. Gen. Lewis Jodi Osterman USMC (in uniform) at the American Gold Star Manor Memorial Day Ceremony in Long Beach, May 24, 2019, paying tribute to all of the…

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Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day 2018 Message

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VETERANS DAY 2018 UPDATE It has been two years since we celebrated the Grand Opening of our Long Beach Fisher House! Your generous support helped make that special day possible.  It has been nearly two years since we expanded our mission to also support families staying at Camp Pendleton and two San Diego Fisher Houses.…

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Summer 2018 Update Camp Pendleton

Summer 2018 Update

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Greetings from Fisher House Southern California! As you may know, Fisher House Southern California Inc. was incorporated in 2013, consisting of a group of military veterans, American Gold Star Mothers, American Legion members and Rotary members, tasked with the mission of raising $3.0 million to help build the new Fisher House at the VA Long Beach…

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