Dominion donates $100,000 to Greater Cleveland Fisher House

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CLEVELAND - The Dominion Foundation announced today it would donate $100,000 to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House.

Fisher House Foundation matches funds raised by a local, volunteer non-profit and builds "comfort homes" for the families of servicemen and -women who are being treated by the Stokes VA or VA patients at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth and other regional hospitals. The homes are for families of people getting treatment at the VA hospital.

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House is raising $3.5 million to build a 16,000 square-foot home at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, which is the third largest VA hospital. That would provide free lodging for up to 18 families.

"The Fisher House Foundation is doing right by our nation's heroes by doing right by their families," Farrell said. "No wounded or ill military veteran should have to undergo treatment and hospitalization without their families by their sides. It is a privilege to be a part of the endeavor to build a Fisher House here in Cleveland."

"Tom Farrell, his Cleveland and Ohio employees and, especially, Dominion's legion of shareholders have raised awareness along with funds. Dominion is paying a debt that is legitimately owed. The veteran men and women and their own mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and children deeply, sincerely thank each and all of you," Tom Sweeney, president of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House, said.

The organization hopes to break ground by late this year, or early next year.

Dominion owns and operates Dominion East Ohio, a natural gas utility.

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