Titus Congratulates the Fisher House Foundation on 25th Anniversary
April 16, 2015
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to congratulate the Fisher House Foundation on 25 years of exemplary service to our military families. The Fisher House Foundation provides comfortable housing to families of veterans who are receiving medical treatment. Below are her remarks:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Fisher House Foundation on their 25th Anniversary and to thank them for their services to our military and veteran families.
“The Fisher House Foundation is the result of the vision and efforts by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher. They wanted to provide a ‘home away from home’ for the families of servicemen and women while their loved ones receive treatment.
“And their vision has come to fruition.
“Since the first Fisher House opened in 1990, over 250,000 families have saved $282 million in lodging and transportation costs. The 64 locations throughout the United States and Germany have provided families 5.8 million days of lodging.
“Just a few weeks ago, I was fortunate and proud to participate in the ground breaking of Nevada’s first Fisher House located across the street from our new VA Hospital – and what a wonderful day it was.
“So congratulations, Fisher House Foundation, and thank you and your volunteers for all you do to make a difficult time just a little easier for our nation’s heroes.
“Thank you and I yield back.”