Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) December 25, 2009
Christy Mihos, Republican candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, is matching donations this holiday season to the Fisher House, a charity that supports America's military during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Mihos, a local businessman known for his role as the owner and proud proprietor of convenience store chain Christy’s Markets, has decided to infuse a worthy cause into his run for Governor of Massachusetts.
The Fisher House Program is a unique private-public partnership that supports the men and women of America's armed forces in their time of need. The Fisher House Foundation donates comfortable homes built on or near major military or Veterans Affairs medical centers in order to bring family members closer to their loved ones when they’re needed the most. Annually, the Fisher House Foundation serves an average of 10,000 families, and have made coordinated nearly 3 million days of lodging for family members since the program’s inception in 1990. In 2008 alone, the Fisher House saved families more than $12 million in lodging, food, and transportation costs. Aside from providing housing to military families, the Fisher House also facilitates several other major programs that help improve the lives of families with loved ones in the armed forces, including sponsored scholarships.
Fisher House Boston is the only Fisher House in New England, and will be located at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The non-profit organization plans to open the house in April 2010, and is hoping to raise over $3 million dollars through fundraising efforts and donations.
Christy Mihos hopes to bring awareness to the Fisher House by personally donating up to a 10% match of every contribution made towards the Christy Mihos Campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.