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Fisher House Foundation opens 76th military comfort home

The ribbon is officially cut to welcome the 76th Fisher House. (L to R): Coach Lou Holtz, Honorary Chairman of Friends of Fisher House Orlando; Greg Smith, President of Friends of Fisher House Orlando; Tony Cianci, Billy Casper Golf; Randy Reeves, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs; Corey Price, Acting Director of the Orlando VA Medical Center; Timothy Liezert, Acting Network Director of Veterans Integrated Service Network 8; Lynne Pace, trustee for Fisher House Foundation; Teresa Turner, Manager of the Orlando Fisher House; David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation; Melvin Morris, Medal of Honor Recipient; and Jim Ramos, Past Commander of Department of Florida American Legion. (Fisher House Foundation photo)

The ribbon is officially cut to welcome the 76th Fisher House. Shown here are, from left, Coach Lou Holtz, honorary chairman of Friends of Fisher House Orlando; Greg Smith, president of Friends of Fisher House Orlando; Tony Cianci, Billy Casper Golf; Randy Reeves, under secretary for memorial affairs; Corey Price, acting director of the Orlando VA Medical Center; Timothy Liezert, acting network director of Veterans Integrated Service Network 8; Lynne Pace, trustee for Fisher House Foundation; Teresa Turner, manager of the Orlando Fisher House; David Coker, president of Fisher House Foundation; Melvin Morris, Medal of Honor recipient; and Jim Ramos, past commander of Department of Florida American Legion. (Fisher House Foundation photo)

Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit based in Rockville that operates a network of comfort homes for military families, recently opened a 16-suite, 14,000-square-foot home at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida.

The 76th home in the Fisher House network will provide free lodging for up to 16 families of eligible veterans and military while they are in the hospital. Each bedroom has a handicapped-accessible bathroom.  The common areas include a kitchen, living, dining and family rooms, a laundry room and a patio.

Construction of the Fisher House was supported by the Owings Mills-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and other organizations.


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