After Five Years and One Million Dollars, Fisher House Ready to Break Ground
ALACHUA COUNTY - It's one thing to thank a veteran.
But it's another for a community to invest thousands of dollars in building a center that serves veterans and their families.
Tuesday, community and Rotary Club members showed their appreciation for veterans with a $1 million dollar check, used to build a Fisher House at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center.
More than $46,000 of that money comes directly from the community.
Fisher Houses provide housing for families of veterans being treated at the VA Medical Center.
Supporters say this project -- which was five years in the making -- will be critical in providing better support to veterans.
The Fisher House will be 100 percent handicap accessible.
It will have 20 bedrooms and severals common use areas.
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