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Our 13th Annual Helping Heroes scheduled for October 22, 2020
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July 2020 Fisher House News
from our House to Yours
Eglin Fisher House
EST 2010
Our House Turns 10 in 2020, #10n20
Props Craft Brewery Trot for Troops
(photos taken in February)
American Legion Post 356 Auxiliary
donates $2800
Our footprint of care is from Pensacola to Panama City and this awesome group of auxiliary in Lynn Haven recognize that almost 25% of our families come from the Panama City area. Each year they host a dinner with an auction, raising money for our mission and this January, they came together in a mighty way, after enduring a tough two years themselves since Hurricane Michael devistated their area. We love the visit each year, like a family reunion and the cake was such a nice touch!
The St. Joe Foundation generously blesses our mission with a partnership grant to help with overflow hotels. April Wilkes, the Executive Director toured our home in February and made the presentation.
All You Need is Love and a Good Teammate featuring Jennifer Nelson = Big Night
In February, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast Inc hosted a caregiver spotlight event at the Air Force Armament Museum featuring Jennifer Nelson, military spouse of wounded warrior Capt. Nate Nelson, USAF, Ret. Family members and professional caregivers were invited and honored for their role in offering hope and healing, courtesy of the White-Wilson Community Foundation Inc. As event plans were finalized, an unrelated inquiry read more here... .
Click here to see all the photos of the evening, thanks to Carolina Miah Photography.
@carolinaQphotography She's a military spouse, ya'll!
Special Thanks!
Our friends at The White-Wilson Community Foundation Inc. provided 50 complimentary tickets to caregivers in our community.
These folks host a Chili Competition each year and this year's was hosted on January 29. Great fun, and please note, someone said "Guess I need a bigger car..."
Baytowne Beer Fest is still scheduled for October. We have been honored with all the volunteer spots this year.....many more folks will be needed. Stay tuned to sign up!
Sweet - 2020 Suite Sponsors - Bay Breeze Patio aka Eggs on the Beach, Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association, Bear Bait Ultra, Charles and Diane Ruffner in memory of Matt Ruffner, Crane Aerospace, Crane Fund for Widows & Children, Destin Woman’s Club, Emerald Coast Hospice, Florida Powerboat Association, Lockheed Martin, Okaloosa Gas District, Santa Rosa Golf Club and Vertex Aircraft Integration & Sustainment
Always Room in our Inn - Thanks to YOU!

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. We have a family from Hurlburt with a baby in the neonatal unit at Sacred Heart right now. #loveisgoodmedicine
For nearly a decade, EXOS has supported U.S. special operations forces with tactical training programs. Working with special operations personnel, EXOS has helped hundreds of service members return from devastating injuries through the Accelerated Return to Duty program.  More about EXOS here .

Our Fisher House on Eglin supports these warriors and this program in partnership with SOF Missions and Portofino Island Resort for their temporary lodging during this treatment. We will be hosting a warrior, coming in this weekend for his stay. This happens because of YOU our generous community.
  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.
Ways to Help - Download a Take Along for Reference Here.
Donate Beanie Babies - Meet Ms. Gail
Ms.Gail owns the cutest antique boutique, Country Cottage in Mariana (2813 Hwy 71) and learned of our campaign to collect Beanie Babies to bless military members. She had a lifetime collection of new, some very rare babies and wanted to say thanks in a big way. We picked them up from the local Veterans Center. We love this network of friends of friends.....all serving our military families as one big extended family. Beanie Babies may be dropped off Monday through Thursday, 8-2 at our off base office, 126 NE Eglin Parkway.
Shop at Winn Dixie - Buy a Community Bag
As a reminder, for the month of July, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the stores located at Winn-Dixie 4512 East Highway 20, Niceville FL and Winn-Dixie 981 Highway 98, Destin FL
Want to help with Groceries right now?
When your loved one is hospitalized, the kindness of someone else shopping and preparing food for you cannot be overstated.
Will you consider making a recurring monthly gift to help keep the Fisher House stocked? Donors like you who pledge sustaining support of $25/month or more are making a difference for Veteran families. Your gift will:
  • Fill the refrigerator and pantry with nutritious and comforting food
  • Supplement cleaning supplies now in greater demand for public health reasons
  • Provide single-use cups and plates to reduce exposure to germs from others as an added precaution

Won't you help us out with a monthly donation? All you have to do is click here .
It's that easy to make a difference today... because a family's love is good medicine
All American Thursdays at Harbor Walk Village
May 28 - August 13
For every letter donated during the 12 weeks, Harbor Walk Village will donate $1 to our mission. Writing a patriotic message to a hero feels good too!
Week 1 Honoring Aaron and McKayla Hale
Week 2 Honoring Robert Barrett
More Week 2
Each THURSDAY!!! 6:30 Center Stage
Happy 4th of July!
The Air Force’s “Singing Sergeants” band collaborated with Lee Greenwood and Home Free for a special performance of one of America’s most iconic songs – just in time for the 4th of July. (Air Force Band) Listen here will make you proud of our country!!
Around Town
18th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade in March.
We are so grateful for the partnership and support of the Emerald Coast Regional Mustang Club!
We made masks during the slowdown...did you get yours?

Masks were donated to healthcare workers, first responders, our military and to our community, participating with United Way and their food distribution program. #wegotamention What is your superpower, i.e., everyone can do something to help! 1536 masks, 15 gowns and 51 scrub caps
Some of those who stayed until the end....
Thanks to those tireless souls who participated in this year's Tacos and Tequila at Seascape on March 7. We look forward to sharing the results of your efforts soon!
Not Pictured, our number ONE Volunteer Keith Brown. He was making a final run to the garbage!
Cookies and Kindness - Comfort Food
While Cookies and Kindness and preparing meals for our guests has changed recently, these two future leaders still wanted to make a difference. The Destin Woman's Club continued to bless with gift cards and boxes of fresh fruits and vegetablles from area churches were also donated.
Living Faith in Niceville included our guests as part of this community donation!

HUGE thank you to our Dream Team for making today possible!! 500 boxes were freely given out to the community and we enjoyed every minute of it! Blessed to be a blessing!! Here is their FUN Facebook video!
House Staff Celebrate Birthdays, Toy Story Style
(These photos were taken in February.)
Our Staff are the BEST!
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, Myra Arnold, Trec Chedister, Bryan Creager, Jim Fisher, Dan Nowers, Shirley Pigott, Jeff Riemer and Karen Spence. 

Executive Director : Mia Hughes
Community Ambassadors

Keith Brown, Carolyn Espinoza, Samantha Gusoff, Angie Gruber, 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.
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