The Gainesville Fisher House Foundation is the result of the effort of the Veterans Services Committee of the Rotary Club of Gainesville and its members. This committee was formed to honor those who have served and are serving the citizens of Alachua County in our United States Armed Forces. Seeing a great need in our greater community for a Fisher House facility, the group formed the foundation. Gainesville Fisher House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a Fisher House to the campus of the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. It is also dedicated to assisting the house once it is built to attend to the needs of those who will reside at the house.
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform as well as the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by both the Departments of Defense and the Veterans Affairs.
For members of our Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families, the Fisher House program offers shelter and support during a medical crisis. Fisher Houses offer a comforting "home away from home" while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment. This special support is even more important to a family during the most stressful time – the hospitalization of a wounded or injured service member involved in military operations like Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.
Most importantly, due to the generosity of people like you, no family pays for their stay. The Gainesville Fisher House will be paid in full. The staffing and maintenance will be the responsibility of the VA once it is turned over to them.