Families of Marines and sailors recovering from wounds at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will have a place to stay on base.
A ground breaking ceremony Friday morning will mark the start of a Fisher House at Lejeune, the first Marine Corps base to have the temporary residence for families of injured Marines and sailors, base officials said in a statement.
The 12-bedroom home, complete with a double kitchen, laundry facilities, family room and meeting spaces, will be the first of three major building projects designed to benefit Wounded Warrior Battalion East. The house will be part of a multi-building complex that will include a new Wounded Warrior barracks and care center.
The Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization, built its first house at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center in 1990. The foundation does not charge lodging fees and has saved families more than $110 million since 1990.
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- Kamryn Jaroszewski