As recently announced as part of a new design concept, the Greater Cleveland Fisher House will actually be two homes with 12 – 14 suites and will accommodate up to 50 family members. The houses will be built adjacent to the grounds of The Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in University Circle, Cleveland.
The exact location is East 105 th Street and Ashbury – about a block north of the Stokes complex. The cost to build the Fisher House is approximately $7 million. The goal of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House
Task Force was to fundraise $3 million. That goal was reached in August of 2016! But the news is better. Not only is the Fisher House National Foundation matching on the cost of the first house, but through its generosity it will be picking up the entire construction cost of the second house! We are getting two houses for the price of one.
Pre-construction due diligence is already underway and both the Fisher House National Foundation and the Veterans Administration have assigned project managers. Talks with the Fisher House National Foundation are also nearing completion regarding the offer by Local Laborers 18 to come in with their manpower and equipment to do all site preparation. Note that the Fisher House National Foundation controls the construction. The targeted time window for groundbreaking is early 2017 with a build window of 10 – 12 months.
It is our intention to begin winding down the formal capital campaign by the end of this year and then transition from a capital campaign task force to The Friends of the Cleveland Fisher Houses committee.
Funds donated going forward will be used to purchase deep-discounted airlines tickets for Fisher House families traveling to and from Cleveland (done through the Fisher House Hero Miles program). Funds will also be used to obtain “entertainment values” for the families in the community such as museum passes, Goodtime cruise tickets, tickets for family events at Quicken Loans Arena, etc. Finally, funds will be used to assist Fisher House families with children who may educational scholarship needs.
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with both the IRS and the State of Ohio and donations are tax-deductible.
Would you rather make your fully tax deductible donation by check? No problem! Make your check out to Greater Cleveland Fisher House and mail to 21886 Seabury Avenue Cleveland, OH 44126
Contributions can also be made at any Key Bank Branch. For more information call 440-377-0067, or to make an online donation today, use our online form.
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House is a duly registered 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service, and the State of Ohio; and complies with the latest fundraising rules of the Ohio Attorney General. Donations to Greater Cleveland Fisher House are fully tax deductible.