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Columbia Gas of Kentucky Presents NiSource Charitable Foundation Grant to Fisher House Foundation

Dec 26, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. – December 21, 2017 – Columbia Gas of Kentucky today made a special investment to help families of veterans receiving treatment at Lexington’s Veteran’s Administration Medical Center with a $10,000 grant from the NiSource Charitable Foundation for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the VA’s Leestown property.

Fisher Houses provide a home away from home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide free temporary lodging so military and veterans’ families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

Fisher Houses consist of eight to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and bathrooms. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, dining room and living room. Families are not charged to stay at a Fisher House. The Lexington Fisher House will include 16 suites.

Fisher House Foundation grant from the NiSource charitable foundationColumbia Gas of Kentucky has a long history of support for veterans and the VA Medical Center in Lexington through its Inclusion & Diversity Council and its NiVets Employee Resource Group. NiVets hosts a 5K walk/run each year around Veterans Day to raise funds for programs offered at the VA Medical Center.

“We are incredibly honored to support the men and women who have given so much for our country,” said Columbia Gas of Kentucky President Herbert A. Miller, Jr. “This facility will be a great benefit for families who travel a great distance to receive care here in Lexington.”

Photo Left to Right: Patrick Sinclair,Chief, Volunteer Services, Lexington VA Medical Center; Heather French Henry, Friends of Fisher House Lexington Board Vice President; Tom Kenny, Friends of Fisher House Lexington Board President; Herb Miller, Columbia Gas of Kentucky President; Emma Metcalf, Lexington VA Medical Center Director; Kim Kammer, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Susan Murray, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; David Lemons, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Mark Henderson, CPA, Friends of Fisher House Lexington Board Treasurer.