Since 1991 Fisher Houses have been serving military families during times of medical crisis. The comfort homes are built by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. and given as gifts to the military services and the Veteran’s Administration. The foundation was established by noted philanthropist and patriot Zachery Fisher and wife Elizabeth. In June 1999 Mr. Fisher passed away but his family continues to build the facilities and carry on Zachery’s legacy of helping military men and women and their families. The Camp Lejeune facility is within walking distance of the hospital and Wounded Warrior Complex. It is a comfortable temporary home, filled with warm, caring people who help family members endure the stresses associated with a loved one’s serious medical condition. The Fisher House enables families to stay together, cook meals, do laundry, and relax in a “home away from home” atmosphere. There are no other facilities on military installations that provide this caring, compassionate environment. Fisher Houses do not receive tax money or military dollars. Charitable contributions provide the majority of funding for operations of the Fisher House facilities.
Wounded Warrior Battalion-East is comprised of seven detachments, in addition to the battalion’s headquarters and barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The focus of effort for WWBn-E is taking care of wounded, ill and injured Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains and their families as they proceed through the Integrated Disability Evaluation System process. With a full-time staff of more than 200 Marines, Sailors and civilian professionals, we are dedicated to ensuring care of our Wounded Warriors throughout the recovery and transition process. Funds are processed via Semper Fi & America’s Fund
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.
Please join us every December at the National Cemetery in Salisbury for the ceremony.
Date for 2023 TBD.
At the State Veterans’ Home in Salisbury, NC, our Primary mission is to provide high quality care to Veterans, which will improve their quality of life. At the North Carolina State Veterans Homes, we know how to meet the special needs of veterans. Dedicated to excellence, our highly skilled professional staff provides exceptional care and activities to enrich individuals.