Note. On Dec 16, 2022, Kelly Konikow, Fisher House Manager, departed to accept a new position. Before leaving she indicated they were at about 75% occupancy (which changes weekly); were short staffed; and did not have any known major needs (that we could help with). She did say that all food items had to be individually wrapped. She also said another agency supplies them with all the coffee and tea they need.
As soon as they post her job and hire a replacement, we will reengage with them to see what financial support we can offer.
Nov 2019: Dave Casteel receives Volunteer Appreciation certificate on behalf of MOAA Chapter and Foundation
Nov 2019: MOAA CRMF President, Dave Casteel, presents $1,000 in VISA cards to Vancouver Fisher House Manager, Kerry Konikow
At the 2018 second anniversary of the Vancouver Fisher House grand opening, Past President, Dave Casteel, and Surviving Spouse Liaison, Terry Whisenant, display one of two benches the chapter donated for guests to use while waiting for shuttle transportation to the VA medical center. The chapter also donated a covered swing (not pictured) located in a serene location in back. #moaaserves
Dave Casteel presents Barbara DeCoito-Weaver, Vancouver Fisher House manager, with a $300.00 VISA gift card on behalf of the MOAA Columbia River Chapter and Columbia River MOAA Foundation (CRMF). These gift cards enable Fisher House staff to purchase emergency items (like food and after-hours transport to/from the VA hospital) needed to support guests. The Chapter and CRMF previously donated $1,000.00 in gift cards earlier this year. Since the Vancouver Fisher House opened in March 2016, the MOAA Columbia River Chapter and Columbia River MOAA Foundation (CRMF) has donated over $5,100.00 to the local Fisher House.
Our chapter purchased and delivered patio umbrellas, bases and grill covers in time for Memorial Day 2017.
To view the Fisher House “Wish List” click on one of the links below for a printable MS Word or PDF format list.