Fisher House Partners With Clear Channel Radio To Support And Honor Military Families

Fisher House Partners With Clear Channel Radio To Support And Honor Military Families

850 Radio Stations Participate in the Second Annual “Operation Fisher House”


Washington, D.C. - Nov. 4, 2011 – Fisher House Foundation, which constructs comfortable homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at VA and military hospitals around the world, announced today that it will receive continued media support from long-standing partner, Clear Channel Radio, this Veteran’s Day. 


Clear Channel, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio or television outlet, will launch the second annual Operation Fisher House, a powerful week-long national media campaign designed to raise awareness and funding for Fisher House and the military members they serve.


Beginning on Monday, Nov. 5, and running through Nov. 10, 2011, all 850 Clear Channel stations will promote the second annual Operation Fisher House and encourage listeners to tune-in to the main fundraising event on Veteran’s Day.  Clear Channel will encourage donations via online or text message to the Fisher House Foundation through live discussions, on-air mentions, interviews and a series of public service announcements.


“Clear Channel’s remarkable reach and continued support is an amazing force for our military families,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman of Fisher House Foundation.  “Fisher House and Clear Channel’s powerful message will help Veteran’s families across the United States.”   


Over the last two years Clear Channel has raised nearly $1 million for Fisher House and has collectively donated media valued at more than $5 million.


“Clear Channel is committed to addressing issues that engage and impact our listeners across the United States,” said Jessica King, Director, Community Engagement, Clear Channel.  “A recent study shows that more Americans are involved with supporting troops than any other social issue today, and it is important for Clear Channel to support organizations that our listeners care about like Fisher House.”


About Fisher House

Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.


Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 8 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $165 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.


Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members. To date, Hero Miles has provided over 25,000 airline tickets to our military and their families. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

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