Samsung Electronics America Serves Military, Veterans and Their Families
Since 2015, Samsung Electronics America’s support of Fisher House Foundation has grown and expanded from Charleston, S.C. to Palo Alto, Calif., benefiting military, veterans and their families.
Samsung’s corporate funding to Fisher House Foundation has exceeded $500,000, including more than $150,000in product donations to Fisher Houses across the country. These gifts included 200-plus Samsung Galaxy Tablets, ranges, microwaves, TVs, DVD/Blue-ray players, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and other gifts based on the needs of existing and new Fisher Houses across the US.
Additionally, each year Samsung designates a “Day of Service” when Samsung employees have volunteered at Fisher Houses across the country. Samsung volunteers, including Samsung’s Veterans Employee Resource Group, assist Fisher House managers with a wide array of needs, including painting, gardening and cooking meals for the families.
“We are proud to partner with Fisher House Foundation and demonstrate our gratitude to American service members, veterans, and their families for their sacrifice in defending Korean democracy, as well as the freedom and mutual values enjoyed by our American employees, partners and customers,” said Dr. David Steel, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs for Samsung Electronics America. “Staying connected with family and friends, and managing day to day tasks is an important part of life and healing for these families in transit, and through our technology, we are helping make the Fisher Houses a true home.”
Recently, Samsung leadership helped cut the ribbon at the newest Fisher House in Charleston, S.C., and this month, Samsung staff will participate in the groundbreaking of the second Fisher House they have supported as a principal construction donor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Calif. In addition to the Charleston and Palo Alto Fisher Houses, Samsung will be a construction donor at two other Fisher Houses being built in the United States.
“Fisher House Foundation is proud to partner with Samsung Electronics America,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO, Fisher House Foundation. “Fisher Houses provide sanctuary for up to 1000-plus families every night in 75 homes. That would be impossible without companies like Samsung and others across the nation who contribute to making those dreams a reality. Fisher House Foundation is grateful for the support and continued generosity of Samsung Electronics America and their employees.