Posted 12/08/2017 by Fisher House Manager
Hi everyone and Happy Holidays. Another year is almost behind us and once again may I express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to you all for your generous support of the Fisher House and our families. I know that it can be frustrating at times to prepare meals and fight the traffic to get here to the house in time for dinner only to find no one here to benefit from your hard work. I'm sorry for the disappointment which must naturally accompany these occurrences and can only reiterate that we don't judge the success of a meal by the number of guests who are here at the time of a meal to actually sit at the table and eat together. The food does not go to waste, I assure you. The guests know there are leftovers in the fridge and will often eat when they get home, regardless of the hour. Time and time again, upon check out, the families will mention in their thank you notes how appreciative they are for the "wonderful volunteers" who have provided meals and support during their stay.
In an effort to try and improve meal attendance this year however, I am only scheduling dinners on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This way, when families check-in I will let them know that those are the days when dinners are regularly provided; hopefully this may allow them to come home early on those days to join in if they are able. We'll see if it makes any difference. I know some of you prefer other days of the week and if you cannot do T/Th and want a MWF for a particular month, just give me a call and we can arrange it. I have also purposefully left Thanksgiving off the calendar but we're always open to volunteers who want to prepare Thanksgiving dinner....that just requires some direct coordination with me.
So, here's to another successful year. Again, thank you so much for your support and all the delicious meals that have passed through the house in 2017. Please feel free to go ahead and sign up for your 2018 dates. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
2017 Meal Calendar
Posted 12/02/2016 by Fisher House Manager
Greetings: The 2017 calendar has now been updated for volunteer meals. Please go to our website and schedule your delivery dates.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your participation in our volunteer program.
Denver Fisher House - November dinners
Posted 11/04/2016 by Fisher House Manager
To all my wonderful supporters! Thank you again for your consistent support of Fisher House and our families. Many families leave messages in their guest books upon check-out about how much they appreciate the meals when they get back to the house at night.
We've recently had some work done at the house - new floors and carpeting, but it has not gone smoothly and unfortunately we have had to relocate guests into hotels for the past 3 weeks. I do not anticipate being able to bring families back to the house until - I don't know when. I'll also be on medical leave for the rest of the month and I think coverage will be a little spotty. I have deleted from the calendar the November dates that have not yet been claimed, however those of you who signed up for next week and the following week I would ask that you reschedule for December or next year (although 2017 calendar not yet available). Unfortunately, there will not be anyone at the house and even if there is, there may not be anyone here to let you in (code has changed). I just think it best to cancel out the rest of the month.
To Debby and Group - my most sincere apologies for not getting to you in time to cancel for the night you all showed up with dinner in hand and no one was here (my very big bad!). I'm so, so sorry!!
If those of you who are scheduled for the next two weeks would please confirm receipt of this message, I'd so appreciate it. Today will be my last day before beginning my leave. I anticipate returning December 5th.
Thank you again and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Denver Fisher House 2016 MealTrain Calendar
Posted 12/18/2015 by Fisher House Manager
I just wanted to let you know that I have placed the 2016 dates into the mealtrain calendar so feel free to sign up for your "regular" dates if you have any.
I wanted to thank you again for your support of Fisher House and our veterans/families/caregivers. I know there have been instances this past year with low house capacity and few people here for dinner at times. I assure you the food does not go to waste and that guests eat when they do get home.
Also, I apologize to those of you who have recently had difficulty getting in! We will hopefully be changing our locking system in 2016 and hopefully improving our access situation.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Posted 01/15/2015 by Debby Krueger
I'm so glad that the Fisher House is here for the Veterans and their families to use. My group enjoys making meals and bring them to share, we love to sit in the dining room with each guest that is staying at the Fisher House. Sometimes they might need us to pray with them as needed. May God Bless each and everyone of you and thank you for letting us be a part of this.