Wow! A Small Business Challenge to Benefit GCFH

Wow! A Small Business Challenge to Benefit GCFH

Victor from Commercial Machine Service challenges other small business owners to donate to Greater Cleveland Fisher House: “We try to help out wherever we can. As a businessman, I’d like to challenge all the other small business corporations out there like myself, to get involved and to make a donation themselves. I myself am donating $1500 toward this.” Hear the whole interview here: Thank you Victor from Commercial Machine Service!

Victor from Commercial Machine Service challenges other small business owners to donate to Greater Cleveland Fisher House: "We try to help out wherever we can. As a businessman, I'd like to challenge all the other small business corporations out there like myself, to get involved and to make a donation themselves. I myself am donating $1500 toward this." Hear the whole interview here: http://greaterclevelandfisherhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/12-11-VICTOR-COMMERICAL-MACHINE-WILLS_1_01.mp3 Thank you Victor from Commercial Machine Service!

A special LinkedIn offer for all Vets and Service Members

LinkedIn offers free 1-year Job Seeker Premium subscription for all Vets and Service Members: We’re honored to help you take the next step in your career. Evan Guzman helps veterans find fulfilling civilian jobs, and he’s using LinkedIn to do it. See how LinkedIn can help you, too. Fine out more here: https://veterans.linkedin.com/

LinkedIn offers free 1-year Job Seeker Premium subscription for all Vets and Service Members: We’re honored to help you take the next step in your career. Evan Guzman helps veterans find fulfilling civilian jobs, and he’s using LinkedIn to do it. See how LinkedIn can help you, too. Fine out more here: https://veterans.linkedin.com/

Sister waits for her brother to come home from the Army at Christmas

Each year she asked Santa to bring him home. A Christmas wish comes true and you HAVE to watch her reaction. Zoe wanted to see her brother come home for Christmas. She missed him so badly. He finally made it home after 5 years of being away. He served overseas and after a year of war he returned to her for her Christmas wish.

Each year she asked Santa to bring him home. A Christmas wish comes true and you HAVE to watch her reaction. Zoe wanted to see her brother come home for Christmas. She missed him so badly. He finally made it home after 5 years of being away. He served overseas and after a year of war he returned to her for her Christmas wish.

Touching Video: Woman surprises her Marine husband upon his return from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan

This video has been watched more than 1 million times since being posted on YouTube on Nov. 8. Wait til you see what happens when Gunnery Sgt. Chris Taylor finally sees his wife. Here’s the back-story: “The media is full of military men and women surprising their families upon their return from deployment, but it is very rare to see a military member get surprised by their loved ones. My husband has been in Afghanistan for the last year. He was one of the last group of Marines to come back from the war. Because he is stationed in California and our kids and I live in Maryland, he didn’t think that anyone would be there when he returned. But I showed him! I left Maryland Wednesday afternoon to make sure I arrived there in time to see his arrival on Thursday, and then came home on Friday. It was a short trip, but it was the best! I love you babe!”

This video has been watched more than 1 million times since being posted on YouTube on Nov. 8. Wait til you see what happens when Gunnery Sgt. Chris Taylor finally sees his wife. Here's the back-story: "The media is full of military men and women surprising their families upon their return from deployment, but it is very rare to see a military member get surprised by their loved ones. My husband has been in Afghanistan for the last year. He was one of the last group of Marines to come back from the war. Because he is stationed in California and our kids and I live in Maryland, he didn't think that anyone would be there when he returned. But I showed him! I left Maryland Wednesday afternoon to make sure I arrived there in time to see his arrival on Thursday, and then came home on Friday. It was a short trip, but it was the best! I love you babe!"

Honor Roll – as of November 27, 2014

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House Honor Roll (as of November 27, 2014) The Greater Cleveland Fisher House would like to thank the approximately 500 individual donors, as well as the following business, organizations, foundations and community groups who have stepped up to help us “put a face on it… and families in it.”: Businesses/Civic Clubs/Community Organizations Cleveland Centers for Health ShurTech Brands Ford Avon Assembly Plant & UAW 2000 Dealer Tire, LLC WKYC TV3 Clear Channel Communications TKO Marketing DD 214 Chronicle Burning River Lacrosse US Bank Bank of America The Cleveland Indians The Cleveland Browns Alumni Assoc. The Strongsville Browns Backers Bob Evans Restaurants Texas Roadhouse - Canton Olympic Steel Harry Buffalo – Painesville Medina Sunrise Rotary Cuyahoga Valley Republicans Support Our Troops O’Reilly Auto Parts – Canton Albert Group Investments LLC Papa Nick’s Food Truck LLC Club Garage Select Fire L.C.E. Federal Credit Union The Brew Kettle SIFCO Industries Hennig, Szeman & Klammer, Co., LPA R.L. Wurz Company Euclid Spring DeChant Art Consulting, LLC Mr. Chicken – FRC Enterprises, Inc. Lukjan Industries Securro Family Insurance, Inc./Tara Securro Agency Organizational Architecture Brown Aveda Institute – Painesville Finely Tuned Fabrications Catavalos Funeral Home Golubski Funeral Home Shared Time HR Management Piranha [...]

Frontline Psych with Doc Bender: PTSD and Holidays – Plan For It

(full article here) Dr. James Bender is a former Army psychologist who deployed to Iraq as the brigade psychologist for the 1st Cavalry Division 4th Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Hood, Texas. During his deployment he traveled through Southern Iraq, from Basra to Baghdad. He writes a monthly post for the DCoE Blog on psychological health concerns related to deployment and being in the military. For most of us, the holidays are parties and food, and a happy time when we reconnect with faith, family and friends. For some, it’s a time of heightened stress. Feeling some stress during the holiday season is normal — keeping track of everyone’s wish lists is one example. However, for combat veterans who recently returned from theater or those diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can bring special challenges for both them and their family. PTSD symptoms including nightmares, avoiding situations that remind you of the traumatic event, feeling numb and keyed up at times can make the holidays difficult to manage. While you may be feeling happy and celebratory, your veteran may be feeling detached, lonely and frustrated with the bright lights, loud noises and large crowds. If your loved […]

(full article here) Dr. James Bender is a former Army psychologist who deployed to Iraq as the brigade psychologist for the 1st Cavalry Division 4th Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Hood, Texas. During his deployment he traveled through Southern Iraq, from Basra to Baghdad. He writes a monthly post for the DCoE Blog on psychological health concerns related to deployment and being in the military. For most of us, the holidays are parties and food, and a happy time when we reconnect with faith, family and friends. For some, it’s a time of heightened stress. Feeling some stress during the holiday season is normal — keeping track of everyone’s wish lists is one example. However, for combat veterans who recently returned from theater or those diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can bring special challenges for both them and their family. PTSD symptoms including nightmares, avoiding situations that remind you of the traumatic event, feeling numb and keyed up at times can make the holidays difficult to manage. While you may be feeling happy and celebratory, your veteran may be feeling detached, lonely and frustrated with the bright lights, loud noises and large crowds. If your loved [...]

The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Tuesday is Veterans Day, a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We salute them all. But today belongs to the United States Marines, marking the 239th birthday of the Corps. Marine Corps birthday celebrations come with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony that would put your usual event marketing to shame. For this, a commanding officer cuts the cake with a Mameluke sword (a kind of scimitar), the first piece going to the oldest Marine present, which is then passed along to the youngest. During the annual birthday celebration, Order No. 47 is read, which says in part, “it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.” Marines are proud of that history. This birthday presentation started November 1, 1921 by order of the 13th Commandant, Gen. John A. LeJeune, as a reminder of the service of the Corps and its inception. It’s been celebrated this way for 93 years. So a real tradition and part of its “long and illustrious history” and a […]

The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Tuesday is Veterans Day, a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We salute them all. But today belongs to the United States Marines, marking the 239th birthday of the Corps. Marine Corps birthday celebrations come with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony that would put your usual event marketing to shame. For this, a commanding officer cuts the cake with a Mameluke sword (a kind of scimitar), the first piece going to the oldest Marine present, which is then passed along to the youngest. During the annual birthday celebration, Order No. 47 is read, which says in part, “it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.” Marines are proud of that history. This birthday presentation started November 1, 1921 by order of the 13th Commandant, Gen. John A. LeJeune, as a reminder of the service of the Corps and its inception. It’s been celebrated this way for 93 years. So a real tradition and part of its “long and illustrious history” and a [...]

CAMPAIGN FOR A CAUSE – Saturday, November 15, 2014

CAMPAIGN FOR A CAUSE All Proceeds Benefit The THE GREATER CLEVELAND FISHER HOUSE   DATE:  Saturday, November 15, 2014 TIME:   4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Tizzano’s Party Center 1361 E. 260th Euclid, OH  44132 TICKETS:  $30 PER PERSON INCLUDES: BUFFET DINNER (served 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.) *  LIVE MUSIC AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE: *  SIDEBOARDS * 50/50  * CHINESEAUCTION * BEER/WINE/MIXED DRINKS Ticket order form here: GCFH Ticket Order Form

CAMPAIGN FOR A CAUSE All Proceeds Benefit The THE GREATER CLEVELAND FISHER HOUSE   DATE:  Saturday, November 15, 2014 TIME:   4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Tizzano’s Party Center 1361 E. 260th Euclid, OH  44132 TICKETS:  $30 PER PERSON INCLUDES: BUFFET DINNER (served 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.) *  LIVE MUSIC AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PURCHASE: *  SIDEBOARDS * 50/50  * CHINESEAUCTION * BEER/WINE/MIXED DRINKS Ticket order form here: GCFH Ticket Order Form

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