Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fisher House Wisconsin receives Safety Charity Challenge donation

We recently presented a check for $10,000 to Fisher House Wisconsin representatives. The check presentation was held on the future site of Fisher House Wisconsin, a facility for families of veterans receiving care at the Clement J. Zablocki V. A. Medical Center in Milwaukee. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place June 3.

Employees voted to contribute $10,000 from the We Energies Foundation to Fisher House for meeting the company’s first-quarter safety goals. This is the second time employees have voted for Fisher House Wisconsin in the Safety Charity Challenge, an incentive program that recognizes achievements in workplace safety while giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business.

The Fisher House program supports America’s military in its time of need. Located on the grounds of V.A. hospitals and other military medical centers, Fisher House facilities provide a comforting “home away from home” for family members while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment.

The V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee was chosen to host Fisher House Wisconsin, in part, because of its state-of-the-art spinal cord injury unit. Patients from 22 states have been treated at the unit, creating a need for accommodations for patients’ families. Fisher House Wisconsin will fulfill that need when it opens in mid-2015, providing 16 suites capable of accommodating up to eight people per suite.

Left to right: Joan Lindstrom, program manager – Fisher House;
Dan Buttery, Fisher House board of directors;
Jewel Currie, director – transportation, health and safety, We Energies;
Cathy Schulze, senior communications specialist, We Energies;
John Quinette, executive director – Fisher House.

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