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June Fisher House News From Our Home
With Incredible Gratitude

We would like to recognize some of our cause champions and financial partners for the month of May.  When you see them, please thank them for their help fulfilling our mission.  
Destin Woman's Club recently donated $8,783 from their annual Heart and Sole Fashion Show and before we could cash the check, donated another $125!  What a great group of service minded individuals!  
They also provide meals to the house on a regular basis - wow!  Thanks Kate for your continued leadership.
Ocean City Bingo

Eglin Spouse's Club
(an additional) $1,000
bringing their amazing support for 2017 to $1,500 - WOW!
Brock Lawn & Pest - Fort Walton Beach
In Kind - Pest Control for the Home

Joshuatree Internet Marketing
In Kind - Web Design

In Kind - Storage Facilities
Modern Technology Solutions

DRS Training and Control Systems

First Sergeant Academy - Class 17 - F

Rotary District 6940
$250 - thanks Ed for speaking!

American Society of Military Comptrollers  $200
(this group gives annually and also cooks regularly)
Jim Yurack donates $200 from their recent Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse Tournament.  
  Support businesses who support your local Fisher House.
   Upcoming Events by Community Partners
4th Annual Field of Valor
Hosted by the Niceville Exchange Club this annual event honors those Florida residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice since September 11 in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Volunteers are needed, as early as July 8 if you can help - click here.  More information can be found here.  
Eggs on the Beach - September 30 
Cook teams, sponsors and volunteers needed NOW! 

Brock Lawn and Pest will be grilling for your local Fisher House and won 2nd place last year - woo hoo! 

Sponsorships are available now, tickets on sale now and THE committee to plan all the details is being formed. Buy tickets and sponsor here.  If you can donate auction items, please let us know - the campaign has begun and your generosity is appreciated!  
Auction Item Donors so far....
Boo Shaw Bakery, Destin Domination Fishing Charters, Dinners on Demand Personal Chef Service, Disney World,  Modern Quilt Guild and Robin Wiesneth.  Plenty of room for you......

Sponsors so far.....
EmCare, Epsilon Sigma of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Legendary Marine, Raytheon, Wintec Incorporated and INSERT YOUR NAME HERE.
Our house has been almost full for most of the month and today we placed guests at a local partner hotel due to the overwhelming need to bless families.  Because of you we are saying yes to military families who need temporary lodging during a medical event.  

Sweet - 2017 Suite Sponsors
L3/Crestview Aerospace
1,030 guests were hosted in 2016
Words from Guests:  June 14, 2017
"As a retired Navy Corpsman and working directly  and indirectly with the sick, injured and dying, I received 100's of accolades from 1,000's.  Now I want to return the favor by thanking Fisher House and its staff for showing my wife and I a great deal of hospitality and kindness.  From our arrival to our departure, Don and Marc have gone above and beyond their normal call of duty.  Thanks for making us feel welcome and at home."
June 6, 2017
"My husband is stationed at Tyndall AFB.  We are here because he had to have surgery on his back.  I am thankful for Fisher House because we have our 3 year old son with us.  We had to be here at 6:00 a.m. with a 2 hour drive that would have been a nightmare.  Thank goodness for this facility because it also gave me a place to bring our rambunctious toddler during their surgery and recovery time.  God bless the Fishers for these great facilities and the continued help for service embers and their families."

Events around town....
Michaela, our intern attended Eglin Connect
Jim Yurack and his wife Amy donated burgers and dogs for Memorial Day for our guests enjoyment.  
BAE Systems donated tickets to a Blue Wahoos game.  These were so popular, when we ran out, we reached out to ask if they had anymore.  One of the employees shared their employee tickets and BAE hosted one of our families from Hurlburt.  They also just donated burgers and dogs so our guests could have a picnic on them!  Thanks to Dave and Jennifer and all our friends at BAE!
Crosspoint South - Crestview served ranger coffee and homemade goodies at their Sunday service Memorial Day weekend for a donation to your Fisher House. Results pending, we heard you were very generous with your support!  
Heroes Miles needed by the Foundation
Hero Miles uses donated frequent flyer miles to fly wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or who are attending an authorized event. Click here to learn more about how to donate.
Volunteer Opportunities
Cookies and Kindness - Bakers Wanted
The first Wednesday of each month we will be sharing kindness through fresh baked goodies.  If you can bake and will bake, please let me know.  Next one is July 5.  Cookies can be dropped off at the house on July 5.  June was awesome thanks to Terri and her team!   

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Check out our new video - it only takes 45 seconds!  
Creative Fisher House Needs for 2017

Can you help?

12 mini wreaths for guest doors, 2 for front doors, July  4, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Thanks to Terri plus team, the Christmas wreaths are covered.   

Click here to sign up!  

Join the Gala Committee - 10th annual Fisher House Gala committee members needed. Gather auction items, decorate baskets, check in and check out guests, set up/break down - you can pick your jobs!  

Myra Arnold returns to
Fisher House Board of Directors
Welcome back to the Emerald Coast Arnold family and welcome Myra back to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.  Myra served on our board in the early years, and is now returning to the panhandle with her husband Bob and daughter Molly. 
31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Thanks to the 395 helpful volunteers who contributed their most precious resource, their time!  Results will be announced soon by our partners at Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association and it is impressive!  Will go a long way to kick start the replacement/refresh campaign underway as our house turns 7 this year.  Stay tuned......
In Memory of General Bill Kirk
General Kirk passed away in April surrounded by his family.  He and his wife Nancy helped build the community we lovingly call the Emerald Coast through their service, both active duty and when they retired to Niceville.  If you know these two, they didn't retire, they were even busier.  Nancy encouraged those wishing to remember General Kirk make a donation to a cause he lived - blesssing military families and Fisher House has been overwhelmed with support through this great couple.  Please continue to keep the family in your prayers, they lost a great one with this one.  Rest in peace General Kirk and may your legacy live on in the lives you touched.   
Community Ambassadors

Carolyn Espinoza, Dave and Diane Walbeck, Peter Karp, Keith Brown, Rhonda Hanson, Candy Otter and Wayne and Sheila Williams

We have seats on the bus......hop on today and make a difference in the lives of our military families!

Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc
Board of Directors

Executive Committee:  President, Teresa Halverson, Vice President, Gordon "Gordy" Fornell,  Secretary - Tama Van Decar,  Treasurer, Jerry Williams,  Past President, Shirley Pigott.  Board Members: Myra Arnold,  Trec Chedister,  Richard Dick,  Jim Fisher,  Kevin Locht,  Bruce Nunnally,  Jeff Riemer  and  Jim Yurack. 

A dministrative Director:  Mia Hughes

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