Skip to comments.Why is veterans' advocate Arnold Fisher angry?
Posted on 10/21/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
Arnold Fisher is angry.
The real estate mogul and philanthropist wants know why the U.S. government isnt doing more to help the countrys veterans in their recovery from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If we can't do this, we are not a decent people, Fisher said. We lose that decency if we can't help those who help us.
[ ] he and his family have made it their mission to fill the void in assisting the countrys veterans through their two foundations: The Fisher House Foundation and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. All the money comes from the American people, the government is not part of this, Fisher said of the foundations, which operate through private donations. Why, I don't know, but they're not, so if they're not, we have to step up.
The Fisher familys philanthropy on the part of veterans began in 1990.
My family started this many, many years ago, Fisher said. My uncle Zachary started it by going to a hospital with Admiral [Carlisle] Trost, and they came out in the evening and there was a car, the windows were fogged up and in the car was a sailor. Fisher explained the sailor was sleeping in the car because his wife was in the hospital at the time, and he didnt have the money to get a hotel room for the night.
said that will never happen again, so he started the Fisher House, said Fisher. [
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