Camp Pendleton's New Fisher House: Symbol of Hope
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (May. 15, 2015) —
Military families who have a loved one receiving medical treatment at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton have a new “home away from home” at which to stay at no cost with the opening of the first Fisher House.
United Health Foundation provided a $2.65 million grant to fully fund the construction of the Pendleton Fisher House, the first to be funded through the support of a single donor. The new, eight-suite, 8,000-plus square-foot home is expected to serve more than 280 families and provide nearly 3,000 nights of lodging annually, saving families more than $360,000 a year in lodging expenses. The Pendleton Fisher House stands adjacent to the Naval Hospital and has a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
“We are grateful for the work of Fisher House and United Health foundations, and their commitment to our military members and their families,” said Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “This home is a symbol of hope and will be an important resource for military families while their loved ones receive medical care.”