The donation came from Steinhafels annual Veterans Day sale, in which they advertised 5 percent of sales would be donated to Fisher House Wisconsin. Over the past two years Steinhafels financial support has totaled over $85,000.
"It's something that actually gives something to the veteran community," said Kim Michalowski from the VA Hospital. "With these big companies coming forward I think with the groundbreaking now we're going to see more of that coming, we hope."
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Fisher House Wisconsin provides military families from across the Midwest with housing while their loved one receives treatment at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Groundbreaking for the Milwaukee-based Fisher House is planned for Monday, June 3rd. The $6.5 million house will be just over 13,000 square feet inside with 16 bedroom suites capable of accommodating up to eight people per suite.
Learn more about Fisher House Wisconsin at FisherHouseWI.org.