Don Jacobs Automotive Group makes donation to Lexington Fisher House

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Don Jacobs Automotive Group in Lexington presented a $5,000 check Monday morning to Friends of Lexington Fisher House.

The nonprofit foundation, which is headed-up by ABC 36 News Anchor Tom Kenny, is raising money to build a Fisher House in Lexington, where veterans’ families stay for free while their loved one is hospitalized in either of two hospitals in the Lexington VA Health Care System.

The money was raised by customer and employee donations and matched by the automotive group, which supports dozens of area charities and nonprofit organizations as a way to give back and support the communities it serves.

There are a number of veterans who work for the automotive group, so this support was personal for many.

Construction site preparations are underway at the future home of the Lexington Fisher House.

The 13,400 square foot home will have 16 private suites with a common kitchen, dining and living area.

A Fisher House is only built on military bases and VA property.  The Lexington Fisher House will be the first on VA property in Kentucky.  Currently, the only Fisher House in the state is at Fort Campbell.

Once the house is built, it will be gifted to the VA for free.  The house will then be owned and operated by the VA.

The Lexington Fisher House is estimated to save veterans’ families $600,000 in lodging and transportation costs.  The house is expected to offer 5,840 lodging days a year.

The ‘Friends of Lexington Fisher House’ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation.

Tax deductible donations can be made online by clicking here.

Donations can also be mailed to:

Friends of Lexington Fisher House

P.O. Box 54481

Lexington, KY  40555

Lexington Fisher House construction site preparations/Sousley Campus on Leestown Road

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