Weymouth — The Crosstown Quilters donated 26 quilts to the West Roxbury Veterans Hospital’s new Fisher House.
The Fisher House manager, Beth St.Pierre, was presented with the quilts during a meeting at the Tufts Library.
As part of their ongoing charity works, the quilters presented her with 26 quilts to go into the family suites of this new facility that will house families of veterans being treated at the VA hospital.
It is for members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families.
St. Pierre explained that her goal is to send each family home with a Fisher House quilt.
This Fisher House is the 45th one built by the Fisherhouse.org, a non-profit started by Zachery and Elizabeth Fisher after World War II. This organization builds, furnishes, and decorates each house and turns it over to Veterans Affairs to manage.
St. Pierre called this a “comfort home,” a place where families stay free of charge in order to be close to their loved ones who, in most cases, are receiving care far from home.
"Holidays, birthdays & anniversaries have been celebrated with tears and smiles with people who truly understand what the other person is experiencing."
- Kamryn Jaroszewski