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February 2021 Fisher House News
from our House to Yours
Getting the band back together!
Our house resumes 5 days a week staffing with the return of all the staff. Please look for updates as more volunteer opportunities are added. Current offering, bless a guest with meals from our local restaurants. ASMC have already resume their deliveries, what's your super power? Click here for info.
Stay tuned for photos of NEW KITCHEN CABINETS coming soon to the Eglin Fisher House, thanks to big olé' generous YOU!
Our Generous Community keeps giving back
Zook Chiropractic earns Fisher House finest Chiropractor
for 2020 Holiday Drive, donates $2,209
Zook TEAM with Board Member, Myra Arnold
Zook TEAM raises $2,209
Zook Out takes, my favorite
spend it local
When considering a new relationship with a business, a bank, a healthcare provider, a restaurant, a heating and air conditioning company, a pest control provider, ETC - think LOCAL and partner with those who do a fantastic job AND give back into their communities. They love our military like we do - which is hard. We LOVE LARGE! We feature these GREAT givers to help with your buying/supporting decisions. #loveisgoodmedicine Pass it on!
Mardi Gras Parades needs Volunteers and attendees
3 parades, Friday at the Destin Commons, Saturday at HarborWalk and Sunday at Village of Baytowne Wharf. Be an Ambassador for our mission pardi style! We will be joined once again by the Emerald Coast Regional Mustang Club for the Baytowne Parade, thanks Debbie and Sharon. Volunteer here.
Wellness Unplugged February 20, free for military
Connect with holistic practitioners, sports and strength training professionals, weight management, natural & non-invasive anti-aging treatments. Demonstrations, as well as more than $5,000 in raffle prizes and vendor giveaways. Here for more info.
Stubbs Ortho hosts fundraiser
They are giving away a NINTENDO SWITCH includes Animal Crossing & Mario Kart
Help Stubbs Orthodontist raise money for US, Put them in the running for Fisher House's Finest Orthodontist Practice for 2021. now through May. Stop by the office to Donate $1 per ticket or Donate online, more info here
Our Youth Make A Difference
Remember Lauren Reho?
She first started her volunteering with us while in high school, raising money as part of the Miss Niceville High School pageant, donating $2100 as the Peoples Choice/Runner UP, she joined us as Dorothy with the Grand Boulevard Festival of Trees, we placed second, joined us for the Helping Heroes Gala, parents and sister in tow, and this past Christmas, she came home from college and hosted a fundraiser with her mom and friends, raising another $760 for our families. I love this girl and her heart for serving military and veteran families. l HEY, she is part of a military family too and they raised her right. Kudos Pam and Pete! Lauren will also be coming home from school in April to volunteer at the Wine Festival. The sky is the limit!
Dorothy and No Place Like Home Away From Home
Lauren wins Peoples Choice
Meet the Rehos,
a military family
Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. The application period is open until 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time, Wednesday, February 17th, 2021. Apply at sfmc.militaryscholar.org.
Altar'd State picks US for Mission Monday now through April 12 - Shop LOCAL
We are a beneficiary of Mission Monday at the store in Grand Boulevard, a percentage of the sales bless our military families. Get some new fashion and bless our families at the same time #winning local business giving back, be a part of this! Shop online, that counts too, on Mondays until April 12, through the Grand Boulevard store
Volunteers needed for Altar'd State Mission Monday through April 12 - Fisher House Ambassador - perfect for High School Students looking for volunteer hours. For more info, click here.
35th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - Volunteers Needed
This great event returns better than ever in 2021. Fisher House volunteers are needed to staff this two day event and we get a portion of the proceeds. PLUS volunteers get a free taster ticket for the day not working. Lots of helping hands needed, including some experienced Team Captains to ensure everything flows smoothly. We are almost there, need some Saturday volunteers in a big way!
"That's my big project", Kathryn Guidry is quoted.
I almost cried when I read these words......Destin Banner Art brings coastal flair to Main Street in Destin and our Community Ambassador, Kathryn Guidry of Valparaiso, was a featured artist and painted a sunset scene with a heron.  In her interview, which appears below in the link, she said, "Fisher House, that's my big project". Gosh, I love her and the impact she makes is b-i-g!

Many of you know Kathryn as our designer extraordinaire, contributing to all our creative projects throughout the year from Wearable Art, to Gala Decor, Festival of Trees and the Greeting Card at Eglin. Kathryn was interviewed for the banner art, and courtesy of the Destin Log, the article appears below. Kathryn was joined in this effort with another incredible Fisher House supporter, Kathy Schumacher who donates highly sought after art each year at our Helping Heroes Gala.


What's your big project and how are you making a difference in the life of someone else?
Sweet - 2021 Suite Sponsors - Better Homes and Garden, Emerald Coast, Charles and Diane Ruffner in memory of Matt Ruffner, Crane Aerospace, Crane Fund for Widows & Children, Destin Woman’s Club, Lockheed Martin, Mills Heating & Air, St Joe Foundation and Okaloosa Gas District
We still have ROOM for you, 4 suites left awaiting sponsors.
Always Room in our Inn - Where there is YOU, there is a way.

Our home remains open, caring for our military families and when greater care calls for a family to travel, we go too, figuratively speaking. Families are placed in partner hotels at our expense, thanks to our generous community. Help keep military and veteran families together for hope and healing.
 Support businesses who support your local Fisher House.
Brock Lawn & Pest - Fort Walton Beach - In Kind - Pest Control for the Home
Joshuatree Internet Marketing - In Kind - Web Design
Trawick Enterprises - Office Internet
We remain grateful for our friends at Carter & Company, CPA who provide our annual audit and tax return preparation. Good stewardship of your generosity is our priority.
Welcome Michael Ambrose, New Board Member
We are blessed with some VIP members of our community who want to bless our military in a big way. Michael is retired from the Navy, has spent decades serving our Veteran population and resides in Pensacola. As our footprint of care spans from Pensacola to Panama City, we are pleased to have additional presence in this community. An opening still remains in Panama City.
Emerald Coast Hospice donates a bunch of blankets!
Many hearts and hands are staying busy during the pandemic to bless others. Emerald Coast Hospice serves as a donation point for many groups who make blankets to bless others. We received a donation of these blankets to make our families feel welcome and a little more warm during their stay. These donated blankets will join those personally made by Lois and Virginia to keep our babies feeling the Fisher House love.
SEAC, Retired John Wayne Troxell visits Fort Walton Beach as Brand Ambassador for Veterans Lending Group
We never miss an opportunity to meet our military heroes and get a trenching tool or two signed. Counting on Veterans Lending to host an upcoming meal for our families.

More about Troxell here. He's a for real hero, dedicating 3 decades in service to our country and all around nice guy.
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Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc - Board of Directors

Executive Committee: President, Bruce Nunnally, Vice President, Gordon "Gordy" Fornell, Secretary - Jim Yurack, Treasurer, Jerry Williams, Past President, Teresa Halverson Board Members: Joe Agostinelli, Michael Ambrose, Myra Arnold, Trec Chedister, Bryan Creager, Jim Fisher, Dan Nowers, Shirley Pigott and Jeff Riemer. 

Executive Director: Mia Hughes
Community Ambassadors

Keith Brown, Carolyn Espinoza, Samantha Gusoff, Tony Hughes, Susan Jacobs, Peter Karp, Elaine and Ron LaJeunesse, Kevin Locht, Candy Otter, Michelle Phillippe, Lucinda Rogers, Colleen Smith, Dave and Diane Walbeck, Judy and Omar Wiseman and Wayne and Sheila Williams Click here for more info on the program.
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. | 850.259.4956 | director@fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org