Mid-MO Fisher House for veteran families nears fundraising goal

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When veterans seek treatment at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, where do their family members stay? Currently, they have to seek lodging at Columbia hotels. 

That will change in the next few years as the Fisher House Foundation and the Friends of Mid-MO Fisher House seek to build the Mid-MO Fisher House next to the hospital.

The Friends organization was formed three years ago with a goal of raising upward of $3 million through community fundraising. Around $1.3 million has been raised. So, the Friends group adjusted its goal to $1.7 million by the time the house opens, said Stephen Gaither with the Friends group. 

“Our mission and purpose is to enhance awareness of the Fisher House Program as well as raise money toward construction of Fisher Houses,” he said.

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