Pendleton is proud to be the recipient of the Fisher House Patriots Award. The award was presented on March 23, 2016, at the opening of the 70th Fisher House location in Vancouver, Washington.
We are honored to be part of this compassionate endeavor. The Fisher Houses provide a comforting, first-class “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide free temporary lodging, so military and Veterans’ families can be close to the loved ones during medical crisis.
Pendleton has supported the Fisher House Foundation since 2006. We do this by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Grateful Nation blanket and Grateful Nation vest to the Fisher House Foundation. The Patriots Award recognizes this contribution, and will be displayed in our Heritage hallway. The engraving on the hand-finished crystal face of the award is etched with the following words:
Presented to Pendleton Woolen Mills
Recognizing extraordinary efforts supporting the quality of life of
our greatest treasure…
our military service men and women and their families
Overall last year, the Fisher House Foundation has helped in these ways:
- Families served: More than 27,000 in 2015
- Daily capacity: 931 families
- Families served: More than 277,000 since inception
- Number of lodging days offered: Over 6 million
- 7,000 students have received $11,000,000 in scholarship awards
- Over 58,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $88 million
Fisher House Foundation is a unique, private/public partnership formed to support America’s military heroes, both Veterans and active duty service members, in their time of medical need. We are extraordinarily proud to support the Foundation’s humanitarian work serving those who have fought for our country.
At the March 23rd Fisher House ribbon cutting ceremony, John Bishop, Pendleton Chairman and 5th generation family, presented a special, custom-embroidered Grateful Nation blanket to the staff at this newest location.
On Monday, March 28, the first families to reside at the Vancouver campus Fisher House crossed its threshold. The Foundation expects to serve 500 families in the new site in 2016.
Photos courtesy of the Fisher House Foundation. Used with permission.
If you would like more information on the Grateful Nation blanket and the Grateful Nation vest, please read our earlier blog posts here: Grateful Nation.