Students from Cienega High School sung the National Anthem at a dedication of the Fisher House on the 18th of February, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson. Local students raised $25,000 for the home that will provide active duty and Veteran families a place to stay while their veteran or servicemember receives medical care and treatment. The house will provide lodging for up to 16 families at no cost. Each suite comes with a private, handicapped-accessible bathroom, and common areas including a kitchen, dining and family rooms, and a laundry room and patio.
In the dedication ceremony, Congressman Raul Grijalva, Congresswoman Martha McSally, and Jennifer Gutowski Acting Director, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System joined Fisher House Foundation president David Coker in dedicating the Fisher House, who noted the Fisher House Foundation didn’t do this alone as many people contributed to making this happen. Along these lines, A special thank you goes out to community members Dana Staggs and Mark Tate who provided leadership for the Fisher House fundraising. Thank You!