The need for a Fisher House in Charleston was undeniable.

There are 75,000 Veterans and active military in the 22 coastal counties in South Carolina to Georgia. Due to high hotel room prices in Charleston, up to 25% of treated Veterans had family members sleeping in their hospital room or in their vehicle.

A Fisher House was needed.

The problem was that the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center didn’t have enough land to qualify for a Fisher House.

No Problem Too Big

Most people would have stopped there. With some out-of-the-box thinking and a whole lot of determination, Trux and Durbin Emerson, co-founders of Fisher House Charleston, came up with a plan that lead to raising $4,000,000 to purchase the current site in August 2014.

Perfect Solace

Fisher House Charleston welcomed its first guests in January 2018 into a massive 15,000 square feet, 16 bedroom home-away-from-home in the heart of Charleston’s historical downtown. We couldn’t have asked for a better location to be a solace for familes with loved ones being treated at Charleston’s Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.


Today and Tomorrow

Although the Fisher House Charleston is under the management of the Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center, every Fisher House always relies on Community Support and Organizations to underwrite incidental expenses. Friends of Fisher House Charleston is the surviving independent charitable organization and 501c3 that provides this support. And we need your help today.

Fisher House Charleston Mission

To provide temporary accommodations to Veterans and their families while, the veteran is receiving medical attention at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC.

Friends of Fisher House Charleston's Executive Committee


President




Joshua Strimple
President

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Vice President




BG Gilbert S. Harper, USA Retired
Vice President

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Secretary




Andrew Francis
Secretary

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Treasurer




Kent Hutchinson
Treasurer

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Board of Directors




Bob Crawford
Board of Directors

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Board of Directors




Paul Cunningham
Board of Directors

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Board of Directors




Sean Hendrickson
Board of Directors

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Board of Directors




Fred Kane
Board of Directors

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Trux Emerson




Trux Emerson
Co-Founder

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Durbin Emerson




Durbin Emerson
Co-Founder

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