A-TEK, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of AFCEA Bethesda Roaring 20 Years of Giving Gala as a Ladies and Gents Sponsor. Proceeds for the 20thyear celebration held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the National Union Building in Washington, DC, will benefit the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes located at military and VA medical centers around the world where military and veterans’ families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room. Since its inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $407 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation. A few statistics to demonstrate the profound impact the Fisher House Foundation is having on our military families:
- Families served: More than 30,000 in 2017 and more than 335,000 since inception
- Daily capacity: 1,000+ families
- Number of lodging days offered: Over 8 million
- 12,000 students have received $24,000,000 in scholarship awards
- Over 70,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $105 million
“A-TEK is honored to support AFCEA Bethesda in their support of our military and veteran families at a time when they need it the most. 2018 marks a milestone for AFCEA’s 20-year legacy of giving, and what better cause to raise money for than for the men and women of the armed forces and their families who make the supreme sacrifice to help protect the Homeland,” stated Kathryn Freeland, A-TEK Chief Executive Officer.