The home is where military and veteran families stay for free while their loved one is cared for at either of the VA hospitals in Lexington.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Construction is progressing on the Lexington Fisher House on the Sousley Campus of the Lexington VA Health Care System on Leestown Road.
The $7 million home is where families of veterans will stay for free while their loved one is in one of two VA hospitals in Lexington. Barring weather-related delays and supply chain issues, the house is expected to be operational by the end of this year or early 2023.
The 13,400 square foot home will feature 16 private suites with a shared kitchen, dining room and living room. It will be built just inside the main entrance to the Sousley campus on the left in a park-like setting.
Fisher Houses are only built on military bases and VA properties. The Lexington Fisher House will be the first on Kentucky’s VA property. Currently, the only fisherman’s house in the state is in Fort Campbell.
Once the house is built, it will be donated to the VA for free. The home will then be owned and operated by the VA.
It is estimated that the Lexington Fisher House will save families of veterans $600,000 in accommodation and transportation costs. The house should provide 5,840 days of accommodation per year.
The “Friends of Lexington Fisher House” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that raises funds to build the Lexington Fisher House. The president of the foundation is ABC 36 Anchor Tom Kenny.
Tax-deductible donations can be made online by clicking here.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Friends of Lexington Fisher House
Lexington, Kentucky 40555