Fisher House opening December 7th in downtown Charleston
South Carolina’s first Fisher House will be located in downtown Charleston at 150 Wentworth Street.
The Fisher House Foundation will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 7 in conjunction with The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
The ceremony will be open to the public and during it’s opening day, visitors will be able to take tours of the Fisher House.
The new Fisher House is going to be able to house up to 16 families of eligible veterans and active duty military members at no cost while their loved ones receive care at the Charleston VAMC.
“We are extremely humbled by the incredible generosity of the Charleston community and supporters across the country to our Veterans,”said Charleston VAMC Director Scott Isaacks.
“Every day, our work at Charleston VA reminds us of the service and sacrifice of servicemembers and the families that love them. And while there is no greater expression of love than the laying down of life for others, caring for family members who have suffered the wounds of war is a lifelong commitment that is to be highly valued as well. Opening this Fisher House provides us with the opportunity to continue to care for and comfort these families during their time of need.”
The building is a three-story, 16-suite home with a common kitchen, laundry facility, a spacious dining room and a library. The house is located just one mile away from the medical center.