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Columbia Gas of Kentucky presents donation to Lexington Fisher House

Feb 12, 2018

Columbia Gas of Kentucky and its NiVets employee resource group joined with the Lexington Division of Community Corrections today to make a special investment to help families of veterans receiving treatment at Lexington’s Veterans Administration Medical Center. The presenting and organizing sponsors of the second annual VA5K run/walk event held in November, they presented a donation of $10,672 in proceeds from the race for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the VA’s Leestown property.

Fisher Houses provides 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. The Lexington Fisher House is scheduled for construction this year.

Columbia Gas of Kentucky has a long history of support for veterans and the VA Medical Center in Lexington through its Inclusion & Diversity Council and NiVets. NiVets and the Lexington Division of Community Corrections will host the third VA5K on Nov. 4.

“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.”

The va5k donation check being presented to the fisher house 

Photo Left to Right: Candace Bradley, Friends of Lexington Fisher House; Mark Henderson, Friends of Lexington Fisher House; Lexington 12th District Councilwoman Kathy Plomin, Friends of Lexington Fisher House; Commander James Kammer, Lexington Division of Community Corrections; Heather French Henry, Friends of Lexington Fisher House; Tom Kenny, Friends of Lexington Fisher House; Susie Durr, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Kim Kammer, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; VA5K Race Director Susan Murray, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Patrick Sinclair, Lexington VA Medical Center.