Funds to help construct comfort residences for wounded veterans and their families
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House (GCFH) is an organization dedicated to building comfort residences where veterans and their families can stay while receiving treatment at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth System and other area hospitals. In response to the Fisher House Foundation local funding match campaign, Councilman Schron proposed using Cuyahoga County’s Veterans Services Fund to supplement fundraising activities, with funds to be provided once the GCFH approached its funding goals.
Having served for 28 years in the United States Army and Army Reserves, Councilman Schron deeply feels the value of providing for our veterans and their families, saying “There is nothing nobler than to assist brave military families in caring for those wounded warriors who have put themselves in harm’s way for our nation. I am proud to deliver these funds to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House to aid in their mission to provide a vital support system for recovering service men and women.”
The Cuyahoga County Veterans Services Fund, initially proposed and introduced by Councilman Greenspan, is intended to annually receive unspent funds originally budgeted for the County Veterans Service Commission and use those funds exclusively to benefit military veterans in Cuyahoga County.