MicroTech Partners with American Legion to Support Fisher House

Thu, 2014-01-30 15:35 -- nitrous

MicroTech, a long-time supporter of the military with contributions to programs such as the Wounded Warrior Foundation, The Intrepid Fund, National Association of American Veterans (NAAV), Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and the Belvoir Combatives Center, is once again partnering with the American Legion, in their annual fundraiser for the Fisher House Foundation. This year’s “Marathon Jam for our Troops” on February 22, 2014 will be held simultaneously in several cities across the U.S. and possibly at military bases abroad. This is the 11th year for the Marathon Jam and the 5th year for the local venue in the Baltimore area.

Part of the event is all day music and an auction. Legion spokesman Neil Hamrick, Chairman of the Marathon Jam from American Legion Post 276, emphasized that Fisher House provides "a home away from home" that enables family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury. MicroTech representatives Jen Berman and Dr. Bill Mayall (retired Air Force and former POW) are seen above presenting the Chairman with the company’s donation for this year’s auction which is a framed autographed UFC fight banner. The banner is signed by both Cain Velasquez and Mike Swick and is from UFC 99 which was fought in Cologne Germany; both of the Fighters won that night.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times during hospitalization.

There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 20,000 families, and has made available nearly 5 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990.

For more information: Marathon Jam For Our Troops; at the American Legion Post 276 in Severn MD http://www.americanlegionpost276.org to raise funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation (Tax ID 11-3158401 http://www.fisherhouse.org).

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