In late 2012, at the suggestion of Gen James E. Livingston (Ret), Harbour House was formed as an independent charitable corporation with the purpose of building and operating a Fisher House type facility for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC.
The need for this facility is undeniable: families of Veterans undergoing treatment at the hospital desperately need a comforting place to stay, free of charge.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center didn’t have enough land to qualify for a Fisher House in Charleston, South Carolina. In order to address this issue, Fisher House Charleston LLC was formed in 2013 to purchase 150 Wentworth Street. In August, 2014 this site was purchased and by December 31, 2015 the Fisher House Charleston retired all but $400,000 of the debt associated with that purchase. The VA is in the final stages of approval on the donation of this land.
This entire effort is projected to cost $10,000,000+. The land portion ($4 million approx.) is all but paid for. In addition, the Fisher House Foundation has raised approximately $4,000,000 dedicated to the construction of Charleston’s Fisher House. That leaves approximately $2 to $2,500,000 left to raise for the entire funding and construction of our Fisher House in Charleston. We expect to break ground in 2016. Let’s keep this momentum going.