Our newest Partner is the Fisher House located on the Vancouver V A Campus. Established in 2000 the Fisher House program provides temporary accommodations to Northwest Military Veterans and Active Duty Service Members families when the Vet is at the VA Hospital or facility .The House provides a “home away from home” for families that enables them to be together during extended treatment for serious illness or lengthy rehabilitation. Vancouver’s Fisher House has the capacity for 18 families. The range of stay can be a few days to two months.
Operation Homefront provides services that alleviate the families financial burden as well as counseling a/or support recovery. Emergency food, mortgage relief, critical baby items, back to school supplies and car repair are some of the more tangible types of assistance. This year we donated $10,000 to the fund designated for Veteran Single Moms.
Northwest Battle Buddies was established in 2013 by a Battleground kennel owner and dog trainer, Shannon Walker. Her mission was to train PTSD Service Dogs for local Combat Veterans. After meticulous, rigorous and expensive 6 to 8-month training, these companions help support the Vets through their daily lives. Battle Buddies mission is to empower combat veterans with PTSD to regain freedom and independence by partnering them with specifically matched service dogs at no cost. The Turkey Shoot has donated the cost of two dogs for local vets with families.