Home Away From Home for Veterans' - 5:10
with Kate Melcher, Executive Director of Fisher House Michigan
Posted Oct 24, 2018
A Fisher House is a “home away from home” where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Thesehomes are locatedat major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve.Fisher Housestypically have 16 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $407 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
#Michigan #Community #Economy and Business #Education #General Interest #Government #Health #Local #Science and Technology
Other videos hosted by Laurel Hess
Fighting against Anti-Semitism and Racism
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the number of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States, including assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions climbed some 67 percent from January to September of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier. Reverend Kenneth J. Flowers of Greater New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, joins host Laurel Hess to talk about the importance of building Black-Jewish relations.