Senior leaders from 21st TSC, 7th CSC prepare meals for Fisher House guests
November 20, 2009
LANDSTUHL, Germany - The delectable aroma of their hard work - a labor of love - wafted across Landstuhl as volunteers helped to craft nutritious home-cooked meals for 15 guests currently residing at two Fisher houses on Landstuhl Nov. 15.
Senior leaders from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the 7th Civil Support Command volunteered their time by preparing the meals and serving them to servicemembers and their families staying at the Fisher houses.
Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells, the commanding general of the 7th CSC, along with members of his staff cooked and served meals to the guests staying at the houses. Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st TSC, along with several officers from her staff, also helped to serve the appreciative guests at the Fisher houses.
"It's a privilege to be able to care for those who have served our nation, both our Soldiers as well as their family members. We have the opportunity to give back in a small way but in a meaningful way," said Col. Thomas MacGregor, the 21st TSC chaplain.
The small act of kindness was not overlooked.
"My family and I have gone through a lot this past month," said Tom Farrell, a guest at Fisher House II, "To see everybody do this is amazing."
The Fisher House Program supports America's servicemembers in their time of need by providing lodging for military hospital patients and their families. Armed with a small staff, Fisher houses rely heavily on volunteers for everything, from taxiing families back and forth to the hospital to yard maintenance around the Fisher houses.
The program recognizes the special sacrifices of servicemembers and their families by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. For additional information about the Fisher House Program or to volunteer, contact the Landstuhl Fisher House at 06371-61833-11 or visit www.fisherhouse-landstuhl.org.