Members of our Armed Forces and veterans have made such tremendous sacrifices for us, it is our duty to do everything we can to contribute to their speedy recovery.
Bronx, NY (PRWEB)
May 25, 2017
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York City Commissioner, Department of Veterans’ Services Loree Sutton today joined Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center (JJP) Director Dr. Eric Langhoff to break ground on the first two Fisher Houses that will be built in New York City. Fisher Houses are facilities that provide free temporary lodging to families of service members and veterans who are receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers. The two new houses will serve nearly 12,000 families a year, saving them up to $3 million.
The nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, a national leader serving the families of veterans and military, funds and constructs the houses, which are gifted to VA or Defense upon completion. The two Fisher Houses in the Bronx, which will cost approximately $14 million to build, will be gifted to VA.
“For nearly three decades we’ve seen firsthand how important it is to the well-being and recovery of our veterans and service members to have loved ones near as they receive treatment,” said Ken Fisher. “Members of our Armed Forces and veterans have made such tremendous sacrifices for us, it is our duty to do everything we can to contribute to their speedy recovery. We are honored to build these Fisher Houses in the Bronx that will serve the veterans and their families who travel to the Bronx VA for medical care.”
Each of the two Fisher Houses at JJP will be 14,000 square feet, contain 16 living suites with private bedrooms and bathrooms, and families share common kitchens, dining rooms,…