We sadly say farewell and following seas to our long-time Board Member Kent Hutchinson as he moves up to the Virginia
area. He has been the backbone of our non-profit for the past decade. He will be sorely missed!!
Friends of Fisher House Charleston was proud to be a sponsor of the Opening Ceremonies and Color Guard for the 2022
edition of the Steeple Chase of Charleston. It was a great way to reach out to the community for awareness as well as
give back to our great donors and veterans.
Alan Armstrong has been organizing a Veteran's Day Golf Tournament at Seabrook Golf Club. for 11 years. Friends of
Fisher House Charleston have been a beneficiary of donations since before the house opened in 2018. He and Director of
Golf Brian Thelan presented the most recent donation, Weather and course conditions were excellent as always. We are
honored to be included every November!
Thanks to all who played in the GRSi Charity Golf Tournament
Friends of Fisher House Charleston have participated and been beneficiaries of Bluffton American Legion Post 205 Golf Tournaments since 2017. Over $5000 have been donated. Yesterday's event will add more! We are so grateful for their continuing support!!
Anyone play golf??? Let's see how many teams we can get to sign
up for the GRSi 29 September Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Westcott Plantation. They are
raising funds for our non-profit to support the families and caregivers of Veterans receiving
treatment at VA Medical Center! You can register here: https://birdease.com/17804/register or https://grsi.com
Tammy and Jay Harris hosted a Kentucky Derby "Party with a Purpose" last weekend. They raised $8,000 to support families
of Veterans recieving medical care at the V.A. Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center. We are so grateful for the support of
Generous $400 and $1100 donations from Tabor Industries and Happy Ours Bar and Grille. Acting House Manager Chris Jackson receives the check from Jeff Ballard, Ed Barfield, Furman Knight and Shawn Mowrey
Yesterday, The US Army Corpo of Engineers, Charleston District hosted a Mealtrain for our friends at the Friends of Fisher House Charleston! The employees cooked and served a delicious pasta dinner for those currently staying at the Fisher House. They were happy to give their staff a well-deserved break and look forward to doing it again soon!
Summerville Elks Lodge 2719 donates needed gift cards
The Summerville Elk's Lodge #2719 donated multiple gift cards to the Charleston Fisher House that will be used for food items for guests during their stay. Thank you for the donation, Summerville South Carolina ELKS Lodge #2719!
East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club President
Sean O'Connor presents the very generous proceeds from the recent "Rotary Flags for
Heroes" project to Friends of Fisher House Charleston. This also provided an
opportunity to brief the members on the various areas of support we provide to
Fisher House Charleston.
Wonderful expression of gratitude from Coast Brewing
Friends of Fisher House Charleston will be the
beneficiary of Coast Brewing's "Thank You to Veterans" IPA proceeds!! Thanks to
Jaime Tenny and Will Chesak for conceiving of this great program supporting
Colonel Marc Green, 628th Airbase Wing
Commander at Joint Base Charleston, and his wife Amy, visited the Charleston Fisher
House this morning to learn more about the house and volunteer opportunities for
airmen aboard Joint Base Charleston. Mr. Scott Isaacks, CEO of the Ralph H. Johnson
VA Health Care System and the Fisher House staff walked Colonel Green around the
Fisher House and answered all questions. Colonel Green was very impressed with the
facility and looks forward to getting his airmen involved.
5th Grade of Edwards Elementary fund raise for FHC
Mrs. Nancy Platt's fifth grade class at James
B. Edwards Elementary School conducted a fund raising project for the Charleston
Fisher House. The students purchased, raised, and sold poppies to raise money to
support our Veterans. Thank you Mrs. Platt and students for thinking of our Veterans
and their families during the holiday season!
Our good friend Alan Armstrong outdid himself
this year raising $23000 for Friends of Fisher House Charleston and the Ralph H
Johnson VAMC. Seabrook Pro Brian Thelan and Alan presented checks to Fred Lesinki
and Kent Hutchinson at the end of a great day of golf and respect for many attending
Wounded Warriors. Thanks to all who attended.
American Legion Post 205, Bluffton, South
Carolina, presents donations to the Charleston Fisher House on Thursday, October
21st, 2021. These donations were made possible through the support of the American
Legion golf tournament held September 18th in Bluffton. Presenting the donation to
Jacalyn Slemmer is Post Commander Dave Robbins, American Legion Post 205.
Thank you to the following sponsors of Rotary
Flags for Heroes coming up Nov. 9-15. Dimi Matouchevof Edward Jones; Michelle
Whitbeck Realtor - Charleston SC; and Legare Bailey and Hinske, LLC. Proceeds will
benefit Friends of Fisher House Charleston.
On Wednesday, October 20th, members of VFW Post
3137, “The Post on the Coast”, made donations to the Charleston Fisher House in
support of Veterans and their families. Rex Brown, Post Commander at VFW Post 3137,
presents the donations to Jacalyn Slemmer, House manager at the Charleston Fisher
Today, Fisher House Charleston received a very
generous donation from the Renasant Mortgage Lending Charity Golf Tournament to
benefit the Veterans’ we serve. A special thanks to the Wes Sellew Team! We look
forward to being out on the course again with you next year!
Fred Kane had the pleasure of representing
of Fisher House Charleston yesterday at the American Legion Post 205 Golf Tournament
Rose Hill GC in Bluffton, SC. GREAT SUPPORT for our Local VETERANS.
Mr. Percy Jones, a Fisher House employee, is
our 21st facility Diamond Pin Recipient. Pins are given to employees "caught in the
act" of going above and beyond to create excellent patient experiences. The reason
for providing excellent experiences for our Veterans in Mr. Jones's words is: "I
serve Veterans because they paid the ultimate sacrifice for me and my family so that
we could live free."
Ryan Jones, Christina Cummings Ward and Chris
Jackson at the Friends of Fisher House info table during the Renasant 24 August golf
outing supporting our Lowcountry Veterans...much thanks to Wes Sellew for organizing
We would like to thank all
the volunteers who came out early Saturday morning on June 19,
2021 to help put up the 700 flags on the Field of Honor. There
members and nonmembers working together to honor our local
heroes. Thank you for all your support and energy that makes
this event happen
Charleston's unique 3 story design
makes the elevator a critical asset to the guests. Recently
the entire staff was instructed in the use of the Stryker
Chair in the event of elevator unavailability. A generator
is available to minimize that possibility. They were also
given 4 Fire & Life Safety training sessions.
Long time Fisher
House Charleston Volunteer and Master Gardener Shirley
Cooper worked with House Manager Jacalyn Slemmer to add
beauty to the back porch. Since opening in 2018 this has
been a haven haven for our military families while the
veterans are being treated at the Ralph H Johnson VAMC.
Last Spring Ms Lindsey Yuan contacted us
about her SCSCAR Presidential commitment
to Fisher House Charleston. Now after
many COVID-19 related challenges to fund
she arrived with a great donation based
on her sponsorship. We are so grateful
and proud of our South Carolina
youth.........Thank You !
Halley's Hometown Hero - Fred
Kane: WMBF Myrtle Beach
Thanks to WMBF News and Halley May
for the opportunity to talk about
Fisher House Charleston today at The
Aero Club - Short Course about our
mission to support area Veterans and
our Hickory Shaft Tournament on June
4. From L to R: Fred Kane,
Halley Murrow WMBF,
Lisa and Rob Walther (2 of our key
The Ladies of Philoptochos of
Holy Trinity donate to the House
The Ladies of Philoptochos of
members of the Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Church located in
stopped by the Fisher House
Charleston to donate dinner from
local Greek restaurants. The
dinner consisted of Chicken
and french fries from My Big Fat
Greek Trailer and baklava from
Izzy’s Scoops & Sweets. These
donations were made by members
of the church and coordinated by
The Ladies of Philoptochos of