Hope For The Warriors, a veteran service organization that has been helping Coast Guard families during the government shutdown, just received a generous $50,000 grant from the Fisher House Foundation.
Fisher House provides homes for military and veteran families to stay for free while a loved one is receiving care in the hospital. But today, they’re stretching their resources toward the thousands of Coast Guard members affected by the government shutdown.
“These men and women are out there every day, putting their life on the line to ensure our country’s safety, while their families are being forced to go to food banks and cutting back on necessities," said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation. “As a nation, I know we can do better than this and that’s why we’re calling on others to join us in matching this donation.”
Through Hope For The Warriors, eligible families of four or less can receive $100 gift cards, and families of five will receive $500. With the help of the donation from Fisher House, more cards will be distributed.
For those interested in applying for support from Hope For The Warriors, click here. It helps to have an LES readily available.
Large organizations continue to support the Coast Guard community in a variety of ways. Walmart announced earlier this week a $100,000 commitment to the Coast Guard Foundation, while supporting other nonprofit organizations.
The Coast Guard Foundation and the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association are offering one-time $100 grants to families in need, including active-duty, reserve, retires and civilian employees.
For more information about the foundation’s available support, click here.