Congratulations to the Hickam Commissary Scholars who received $2,000 toward their college education:
Perry Arrasmita
Samantha Mann
Kaisha Mason
Hannah Tufts

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:

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.

http://www.kxxv.com/story/32142398/live-coverage-press-conference-update-on-drowning-of-fort-hood-soldiers

 

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.

Did you know, many of our residents are parents of babies recovering in the NICU?

When the Hebert twins were born at 29 weeks their family stayed with us for the two months the twins spent in the NICU.

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the Hebert family and learned a little bit about their experience at the Landstuhl Fisher House and how the twins are doing now!

When asked if staying at the Landstuhl Fisher House was helpful we received the following response:

“Having our babies at 29 weeks was the hardest thing my family has ever had to endure. At the time of the twins birth we were new to Germany. No family and no friends really.The NICU staff and the Fisher House staff really became like family. Staying at the Fisher House also helped eliminate the stress and financial burden of traveling back and forth from our home to the hospital. Also, being able to stay at the Fisher House allowed me to the hold, visit and participate in feedings into the wee hours of the night. Sometimes, I would stay in the NICU until 2:30 am and it was so convenient to be able to walk back to my room. All in all, being at the Fisher House was a blessing to us.”

In the two months the Hebert family called us their “home away from home” they enjoyed many meals provided by our Meals Team:

“We absolutely enjoyed the meals provided by the volunteers! There were days when I would spend so much time with the babies I’d forget to eat….I loved that when I would return to the house in the evenings there would be a hot meal waiting in the kitchen. It was such a blessing for us. Again, one less thing I would have to worry about while in our stressful situation.”

On what they would like others to know about the Landstuhl Fisher House:

“I would like everyone to know how much of a blessing the Fisher House is. The Landstuhl Fisher House provides a home away from home to all military families facing stressful situations.

The Hebert twins just turned 2 in April! We are thrilled they are doing so well and that we were able to provide their family with the support they deserved!

https://www.facebook.com/Landstuhl-Fisher-House-182627555136949/

Yay!! Our new Fisher House on Ft Bragg is officially open. Thanks to the Marine Corps Leage Shawn Knisley Detachment 983 for coming and raising our flag for us today.  We are located on Womack Army Medical Center’s property, 3120 Loop Rd. Our phone number for now till we can get the other number transfered over is 910-849-3466.

We have officially opened the new house. Our first guest is Patricia Leake with 2 more checking in tonight.

April is the Month of the Military Child and Fisher House Foundation would like to honor military youth for the important role they play in contributing to the strength of military families and our nation.