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 Healthcare System. With your assistance, we completed this mission, and the Fisher House Long Beach was opened to host families in November 2016.
Since FHSC’s incorporation, our all-volunteer Board of Directors also committed to serving as the “Friends of Fisher House” organization to support the up-and-running Fisher House at the Naval Hospital-Camp Pendleton and the two existing Fisher Houses at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, while continuing to support the Long Beach Fisher House.
Our mission to serve military families at these four Fisher Houses continues beyond funding the initial construction costs. Your contributions are meaningful in taking care of these families at a time of great need. Examples include providing occasional meals, grocery gift cards and restocking pantry shelves. Bigger ticket items that we’ve provided recently include a new golf cart for the San Diego Fisher Houses to transfer families and patients to and from the hospital, converting a former children’s playroom into a bedroom for additional guest room capability, and rehabbing/replacing outdoor furniture. We are also funding a new water filtration system for the Camp Pendleton Fisher House.
With your help, FHSC is providing 15,330 free nights of temporary housing each year.
We appreciate your generosity in continuing the important mission of helping military families at a time of great need.
Please consider making a contribution today!
Federal employees can support FHSC through CFC payroll donations (CFC Number 80787)
FHSC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steven T. Kuykendall – President/CEO
Gary W. Hopkins, PhD – Vice President, Administration
Kenneth S. Gillespie – Treasurer/CFO
John Wagner – Vice President, Fundraising
John G. “Mike” Lipscombe – Vice President, House Support
Beverly Bingham – Secretary
Jim Edwards – Director
Terry L. Geiling – Director
Steven M. Keesal – Director
Adriana Lanting – Director
Liz Lucas – Director, Long Beach Rotary Liaison
Pam Luckey – Director, Real Estate Community Liaison
Gregory L. Owen – Director, Long Beach Rotary Liaison
Valerie J. Owen – Director, Long Beach Area Liaison
Jim Paddock – Director
Nancy Soltes – Director, American Gold Star Mothers Liason
Steven Spriggs – Director, Veteran Organizations Liaison
Thank you for your support!
Questions? Contact us at:
PO Box 110
Long Beach, CA 90801
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Fisher House Southern California, Inc. All rights reserved.