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Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.
Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room.
Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $451 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
SALUTE, INC is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military members, veterans and their families.
How We Help
We know deployment to active duty, injury and/or the transition back to civilian life can cause military personnel, veterans and their families a great deal of emotional and financial stress. SALUTE, INC. helps affected families by providing financial aid for rent/mortgage payments, auto expenses, phone, utility bills, and other everyday living expenses.
Types Of Assistance Provided
Direct Assistance: Provides assistance to veterans and their families who meet our requirements for financial assistance. Hospital Programs: provides assistance to veterans and their families undergoing treatment at Emory, Rush’s Road Home Program, Home Base Program at Massachusetts’ General Hospital, UCLA’s Operation Mend, Neuro Community Care, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Walking Tall Cane Program: SALUTE is proud to provide ergonomically correct, orthopedic canes to veterans and military personnel. The canes are supplied free of cost to veterans and military service members. The Walking Tall Cane program was established in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Phillip Frank, who was killed in action in April, 2004.
Warrior Transition Unit: provides assistance to injured active duty and injured veterans enrolled in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) programs at Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Hood and Fort Riley.