Members from Abilene Baptist Church stopped by the Fisher House, Fort Gordon, GA and presented a donation from some of its members. They also received a guided tour by Mr. Cruz. Picture is of Mr. Ralph Barclay, Mr. Chuck Slonina and Mr. Troy Wilson at the Fisher House.
Members of a local Savannah Group, with the coordination by Ms. Summer Patterson, from Savannah, Georgia drove to the EAMC Fisher House – Fort Gordon on December 22, 2016 to present Christmas Gift Baskets for Fisher House Families. They were also given a tour by Mr. Cruz, Fisher House Manager, and they even were able to give the Greene Family (Fisher House Family Members) a gift basket during their visit to the Fisher House. See attached pictures of their visit.
Thank you so much to the crew at KLBJ, Lambs Tire and the very generous listeners and people of Austin who raised over $12,000 for the Ft Hood Fisher House, Truly a blessing!! Merry Christmas to you all
Each year the Viking Challenge hosted by the KMC 5/6 provides us with amazing support! We are so grateful to all those who worked so hard to host the event and to all the teams who participated!
We are truly thankful for the dedication and support to our mission of providing a home away from home for our families! ❤️
We would like to thank the following individuals for their work as committee leads:
To everyone who had a hand in this years event danke!!!!
Congratulations to the Hickam Commissary Scholars who received $2,000 toward their college education:
Presented by Eyvinne Umemoto (Hickam Store Director) & Daniel Smith (Hickam Assistant Store Director)
Sponsored by the Fisher House Foundation
On May 16, 2016
WHO: BROADWAY BANK
WHAT: $75,000 DONATION CEREMONY
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 8:15–9 a.m.
WHERE: CHARLES E. CHEEVER JR. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1177 N.E. LOOP 410, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
In honor of our military heritage, our founders and our 75th anniversary of being “here for good,” we are excited to present a $75,000 donation among three local military-serving non-profit agencies. These agencies support our service members and their families at a time when they face the most difficult challenges of their lives:
- Returning Heroes Home in support of the Warrior and Family Support Center
- BAMC Fisher House on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
- Fisher House Inc. JBSA-Lackland
Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and Betty Cheever founded Broadway Bank 75 years ago to meet the banking needs of fellow service members and the local community. Col. Cheever served in World War II as staff judge advocate for General Patton. Their son, Broadway Bank Chairman Emeritus Charlie E. Cheever Jr., served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
“We are excited to support Fisher House at both Lackland and Fort Sam Houston and the Warrior and Family Support Center in their commitment and dedication to our service members. During this 75th anniversary year, we pause to honor our military heritage by giving to organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of our military heroes and their families every day,” said David Bohne, Broadway Bank CEO.
Join us for photo opportunities and interviews with representatives from the military-serving organizations; Chairman Emeritus Charles Cheever Jr., the son of our founders; David Bohne, our new CEO; Jim Goudge, our chairman; and other family members and long-time employees.
About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941 by Col. Charles E. Cheever and his wife, Elizabeth Cheever. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management. With more than $3 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 39 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at broadwaybank.com for more information.
Lydia Rodriguez, Marketing Communications Director, Broadway Bank
We are incredibly grateful to the participants of the WOA Rhineland Pfalz Silver Chapter Golf Tournament. Not only did they show up to support us by participating in the tournament the First, Second and Third place teams donated their winnings to the Landstuhl Fisher House!
What an amazing event and and acts of generosity! Thank you to all who were involved in this event!
Pictured is the WOA Rhineland Pfalz Silver Chapter June 3, 2016 Golf Tournament Participants
Zachary Elizabeth Fisher, Fort Hood Texas friends as we move into the next phase after this tragedy we are now focused on taking care of the families. We know that families will be grateful for donated meals or gift cards for places that deliver like pizza or Chinese. There is a meal train started. If you would like to “adopt a family” for a meal please message me so that I can get the date and meal you would like to provide. Currently the request is for a family of 4 starting 16 June is the next date open to provide meals. Thank you
***Update I know several people have mentioned wanting to help but aren’t here. You can still pick a date and charge a meal by your phone and have it delivered on your selected date or send a gift card for a certain Restaurant and we make sure a meal is picked up and delivered to them. We have 9 families we want to care for and since we want to give them their privacy to grieve I am helping my friends at the unit and will be a contact. Any gift cards u want to send can be sent to Ft Hood Fisher House 36015 Fisher Lane Ft Hood TX 36015. We will distribute them among the families.
Again this community both my FB and local folks never ceases to amaze me with your generosity when we are hurting and are looking to take care of our own. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the Unit and families. If anyone has questions you can reach me at 254-702-3530 – Theresa Johnson, Manager, Fisher House, Fort Hood, TX.
On June 6, 2016 the American Legion Family Department of Georgia purchased, donated and had delivered a much needed shed to the EAMC Fisher House – Fort Gordon, GA. Members from the American Legion Family Department of Georgia were present when the shed was delivered to the Fisher House. Attached are some pictures of the arrival and placement of the shed and the acceptance of the keys of the Shed from Mr. Mitch Russell with Bennett Building Systems to Ms. Miriam Stein (1st VP AL Department of GA and AL Post 178) and who was primarily instrumental in getting the shed for the Fisher House along with and Mr. Pat Garrett ( AL Post 178) Mr. Anthony Knapp, (AL Post 178), Mr. Donald J. Leger SR. (Commander AL Post 337 and with the Sons of the American Legion), Ms. Lisa Collins (AL Post 178). They in turn presented the keys to the shed to Mr. Francisco Cruz, Fort Gordon Fisher House Manager. Mr. Francisco Cruz (FH Manager) later presented a Certificate of Appreciation signed by the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Commander (COL Weber) to the American Legion Members present which they in turn will present to all their members at their annual state convention for the American Legion Georgia later in the month. The American Legion members present also had the opportunity to meet and speak to 2LT Angel Lopez and his wife and daughter (Fisher House Family). See attached pictures.
We are very pleased to announce our Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Emily Mabe, has been named the Army Fisher House Volunteer of the Year as well as the Fisher House Foundation Volunteer of the year!
Emily began volunteering with us two years ago as a member of our Meals Team. In 2015, she took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. This role requires between 30-40 volunteer hours each week.
Emily has served the Wounded Service Member community since 2005 both professionally and through volunteer work. Her relationship with Fisher House began in 2006 when she joined the Meals Team at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Fisher House.
In her role as Wounded Service Coordinator for the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), she provided assistive technologies to over 3,000 Wounded Service Members, often times meeting the Service members at Fisher Houses all over the country to conduct their assistive technology needs assessments.
Emily went on to work at the Office of Warrior Care Policy, as a member of the Integrated Disability Evaluations System (IDES), leading the Veterans Tracking Application (VTA) Team. In this role she was responsible for monitoring thousands of cases to ensure they were adhering to policy and the service member’s case was meeting timeline goals.
When her family PCSed to Germany, she was a brand new first-time mom and decided to put her career on hold to focus on her family. However, when opportunities to volunteer with us arose she eagerly jumped in! When asked about her time with us she replied:
“My time volunteering at the Landstuhl Fisher House has been incredibly special! I feel so blessed to have the privilege of continuing to pursue my passion of serving military families. The Fisher House mission is one I’m so proud to be helping with. I have witnessed firsthand how providing a “home away from home” has helped these families through difficult times. Receiving this award was completely unexpected. However, I will treasure it always as I do my time at the Landstuhl Fisher House!”
Emily is married to Captain Douglas Mabe, who is a C-130 pilot in the Air Force. She and Doug are the proud parents of their 2 year old son Liam Findlay Mabe.
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