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84 Lumber ready to match donations to Fisher House

On GivingTuesday, 84 Lumber will match donations to military families organization.

BY HBSDealer Staff

84 Lumber announced that it is presenting a holiday housewarming gift to the Fisher House Foundation in the form of a $100,000 matching donation for GivingTuesday.

On Dec. 3, 84 Lumber plans to match all Fisher House donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $100,000. Last year, the Fisher House Foundation garnered more than $500,000 in total GivingTuesday donations.

In New Orleans, the state’s first Fisher House begins to take shape with help from 84 Lumber.

In addition to the $100,000 matching grant, the building supply company’s president, Maggie Hardy Knox, will be making a personal donation of $25,000 to the foundation, and another $50,000 will be donated by the vendor partners of 84 Lumber.

The pro dealer said that the contributions will help spur further construction of houses across the country that provide no-cost temporary accommodations for military families visiting a loved one being treated at a nearby VA hospital or medical center.

“84 will always be a military-friendly company, whether it’s hiring veterans or supporting veteran causes,” said Maggie Hardy Knox, president of 84 Lumber. “The mission of the Fisher House Foundation aligns perfectly with our commitment to give back to our service members. This partnership will help extend the foundation’s goodwill to countless more veterans and their families.”

84 Lumber volunteers have made dinners for Fisher House guests and decorated houses throughout the year.  Over the past month, the two organizations broke ground on the construction of Fisher Houses in West Virginia and Louisiana.

“Fisher House Foundation is grateful for 84 Lumber’s matching campaign this Giving Tuesday,” said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher. “The men and women of 84 Lumber are true partners in helping military, veterans, and their families stay together during medical treatment. Matching on GivingTuesday is just one of the many ways they show their thanks to our nation’s heroes.”

Based in Eight Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates about 250 locations in more than 30 states.

 

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