Thanks to the Progressive International Corporations Kitchenware Design Team! The families and volunteers loved your meal and you were wonderful dinner hosts!
Meet Tara Redmond! Tara has been with the LRMC Fisher House for a year and a half. She recently became our Assistant Manager! If any of you have stayed with us or called there is a good chance you have met or spoken with Tara! Her kindness and upbeat personality are contagious!
Tara’s favorite memory so far with the LRMC Fisher House is attending/coordinating the Tree Lighting Ceremony. She stated “seeing the community come together to show their support and holiday spirit is always enjoyable for me!”
Tara says that the people she works with everyday is her favorite aspect of her job! “I am a people person and love to interact with people. In my position, I come across all kinds of different people in different settings. Learning about them and being able to help and serve them in any capacity possible is a pure joy for me!”
Thank you Tara for your commitment to our residents!
We are so thankful to the Wiesdbaden Homeschool Group and the Wiesbaden Middle School for hosting an AMAZING donation drive for us! We cannot begin to tell you how helpful your donations are!
Thank you for your support!
Rick Hamada the I Heart Media talk show host and also Director of the Veterans Movement,
He even had the chance to meet some of our little residents.Thank you so much for coming by and supporting the Fisher House, we look forward working with you.
Big Mahalo to Capt Katie Wallace with Logistics Officer Association Volunteer Group
Helped Keep our Tripler Fisher House clean and beautiful!! Also, our residents enjoyed your company. ?
For the fourth year, a team from Millen, Ga., made a more than 250-mile trip from Fort Benning to Fort Gordon on foot over three days to raise money for the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion and the post’s Fisher House.
The team of seven, with runners from ages 10 to 68, completed the journey about 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher House, which provides a home for families of those being treated at the nearby Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A crowd waited to greet them with applause and plenty of water. “It took a lot of heart and soul to do what you did,” Francisco Cruz Jr., the Fisher House manager, said to the team. “I just can’t say thank you enough.”
Ray Miller, the oldest runner at 68 and one of the organizers of the Benning to Gordon Relay, said the idea started a few years ago when he and other avid runners started questioning what it would be like to run that far. They decided on a worthy cause, and the annual tradition was born. Miller said all of the runners are very patriotic and two, himself included, are veterans.
Over the past three years, the relay has raised more than $20,000. The team has raised $3,500 this year, but the account will stay open until mid-April. The relay started Thursday just outside Fort Benning. Each runner covered about three miles before hopping in a van and the next runner taking over. Churches and other groups got involved along the way. The runners would run into an area to support, applause and in many cases, a meal.
For the most part, runners said, things ran smoothly this year. They admitted that it did get warm Saturday and there was some rain Sunday morning, but it was just enough to cool them.
“It’s a little tiring and a little taxing especially in the heat, but they’re all good athletes,” Miller said.
Rick Lane, who has run all four years, said it doesn’t get any easier, but this year he did have a close companion: his 10-year-old son River. Lane said his son had been running recently and asked to join this year. River covered 28 miles on his own. “It was a good cause,” River said, but his legs are “a little sore.”
Miller said the discomfort the runners felt over three days pounding the pavement was short-lived compared to the discomfort troops feel.“What we do for a couple of days is just a drop in the bucket,” he said. The group plans to continue the relay run next year. Donations can be made to the Benning to Gordon Relay account at Queensborough Bank of Millen, P.O. Box 780, Millen, GA 30442 or by visiting the run’s Facebook page.
Team of runners completes 250-mile trip to Fort Gordon
Francisco Cruz Jr. shared Benning to Gordon Relay’s post, March 13 at 10:03 pm
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