Pilot Flying J Steps Up to Support our Military, Veterans and Their Families

November 28, 2018

During the holiday season, we are always thankful for our partners who help support our mission of helping military, veterans and their families. We are thankful for Pilot Flying J’s past and current support. 

In 2015, Pilot Flying J donated more than $50,000 through their “PhilMor” coffee refill campaign. During this charitable sales promotion, Pilot Flying J gave 50 cents to Fisher House Foundation for every customer who purchased the PhilMor coffee mug. Not only did this raise funds for our mission but it brought us increased awareness, which is invaluable. 

Now celebrating their 60thanniversary, Pilot Flying J is making a $120,000 donation for the construction of the Albuquerque Fisher House. Several Pilot Flying J representatives participated in the Albuquerque Fisher House groundbreaking on Nov. 9, taking part in the shovel lineup as one of the major donors. Additionally, Pilot Flying J will be recognized on the bronze donor plaque in the Albuquerque Fisher House.

The Albuquerque Fisher House will provide free-temporary lodging to veteran’s families while their loved one is receiving medical care at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. This 16-suite Fisher House will provide “a home away from home” for more than 500 families each year and is estimated to save families more than half a million dollars in lodging costs. 

 Fisher House Foundation is proud to partner with Pilot Flying J.  On any given night, Fisher Houses provide sanctuary for up to 1,100 families in 78 homes.  That would be impossible without corporations like Pilot Flying J who contribute to making those dreams a reality. We thank the leadership and employees of Pilot Flying J for your generosity.