Friday, October 15, 2010

Friends of Fisher Fundraiser

We just got word of this event. If you're looking for a place to spend Friday night and provide a bit of support to military families of wounded veterans, this is a good place to start:
  • Similar to Ronald McDonald Houses, the Friends of Fisher House is a full service facility for veterans families whose loved ones have been injured in combat. The facilities are set up near Veterans Hospitals across the country.

    Tonight, there is a benefit concert and we're encouraging our readers to attend.

  • Joe's Bar, 940 Weed St., Chicago, IL 60642
    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Chris Young Benefit Concert: 10 p.m.
    For Tickets & Details, Visit OR

    All Partners Donations and a Portion of Each Concert Ticket go towards the FOFH-IL mission to help support Hines VA Fisher House - the Only "Home Away From Home" In Illinois for Veterans and Military Families Facing Medical Crises.
According to their website, over 220 military families have stayed here free of charge while their service members underwent rehab. There's an entire section regarding donations and contributions if you prefer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of my friends have kids who've done a tour or two in the sand lately. Luckily, they're all home in pretty much the same shape as they left.

I'll be sending a check.

10/15/2010 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/15/2010 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

W. Weed St. is a half block south of North Avenue for tonight's benefit.

10/15/2010 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year since the war(s) our Chicago Police Chaplains Unit (with a little help from their friends) pack and send meaningful care packages to ALL our CPD members that are serving our nation in the military around Christmas time.
'Some' items include, ipods, fans, good cigars, treats, hats, shirts, books and items that our returning vets indicate are most requested, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, i.e phone cards, plastic baggies to protect items from sand etc. just to name a few.
Cost is no object.
While Fr. Tom Nangle puts a 'personal' handwritten note to each named individual inside their Christmas package, he indicates that the concern and contents within come from... "The Real Police." That's YOU!
Each and every one of you that support or contribute to the Police Chaplains Unit.
Help is also given by the Memorial Foundation and the Credit Union.
Thanks to all who support this worthwhile cause and special thanks to the men and women who are serving in the military so we may enjoy our freedoms here at home.
God Bless You, one and all.
O'V (r)

10/16/2010 08:36:00 AM  

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