Marines

Golf Club donates to the Camp Lejeune Fisher House

1 Jul 2010 | Lance Cpl. Victor A. Barrera

The Cypress Landing Golf Club from Chocowinity, N.C., made a donation of nearly $3,000 to the Camp Lejeune Fisher House, June 30, at the construction site that will one day be the Fisher House.

Skip Keim, assistant chairman for the military appreciation day event at the golf club handed a check to Josephine Callahan, Fisher House manager, to help with preparing the Fisher House for its opening.

“We wanted to show our appreciation to all active-duty service members and everything they’ve done for our country,” said Keim. “In the past years we’ve donated to the wounded warriors but this is our first time donating to the Fisher House.”

The Camp Lejeune Fisher House is being built by the Fisher House Foundation, and will provide temporary lodging for families when a military member or dependent requires extended medical care. It is a way for families who live far away to maintain close contact with their loved ones.

Currently there are 45 Fisher Houses in operation throughout the United States as well as one in Germany, but this marks the first time a Fisher House has been built on a Marine Corps base.

The new house that is currently being built will have common areas that include a kitchen, laundry area, dining room, living room and each family will also receive a room. The Fisher House will be equipped with 12 rooms. Each will have a bed, fresh linen and a private shower and bathroom.

“The donation will go to supplying the Fisher House with essentials such as laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and nonperishable goods that the families can use to make their stay here as comfortable as possible,” said Callahan.

If anyone wants information on the Fisher House aboard Camp Lejuene, they can call 910-750-5848.

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