EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (Dec. 2, 2019) – 84 Lumber announced today a holiday housewarming gift to the Fisher House Foundation in the form of a $100,000 matching donation for GivingTuesday, the global day of generosity that takes place tomorrow.
Throughout Dec. 3, 84 Lumber will be matching Fisher House GivingTuesday donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to $100,000. Last year, the Fisher House Foundation garnered more than $500,000 in total GivingTuesday donations.
In addition to the $100,000 matching grant, the building supply company’s president, Maggie Hardy Knox, will be making a personal donation of $25,000 to the Foundation, and another $50,000 will be donated by the vendor partners of 84 Lumber.
The contributions will help spur further construction of houses across the country that provide no-cost temporary accommodations for military families visiting a loved one being treated at a nearby VA hospital or medical center.
“84 will always be a military-friendly company, whether it’s hiring veterans or supporting veteran causes,” said Maggie Hardy Knox, president of 84 Lumber. “The mission of the Fisher House Foundation aligns perfectly with our commitment to give back to our service members. This partnership will help extend the foundation’s goodwill to countless more veterans and their families.”
84 Lumber has embraced the spirit of GivingTuesday year-round, as volunteers from the company make dinners for Fisher House guests and decorate houses throughout the year. Over the past month, the two organizations broke ground on construction of Fisher Houses in West Virginia and Louisiana.
“Fisher House Foundation is grateful for 84 Lumber’s matching campaign this Giving Tuesday,” said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher. “The men and women of 84 Lumber are true partners in helping military, veterans, and their families stay together during medical treatment. Matching on GivingTuesday is just one of the many ways they show their thanks to our nation’s heroes.”