President Obama warmed hearts this week when he visited the Fisher House and brought along cookies. The former president made the short trip just outside Washington to Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday.
In a tweet, Obama wrote “the families of our wounded warriors don’t often get a lot of fanfare, but they’re serving and sacrificing right alongside their loved ones. We all owe a debt to them, too, and Fisher House is always making sure we’re serving those who serve us.”
The families of our wounded warriors don't often get a lot of fanfare, but they're serving and sacrificing right alongside their loved ones. We all owe a debt to them, too, and Fisher House is always making sure we're serving those who serve us. https://t.co/dqnvNk9cQR
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2019
Fisher House has dozens of houses all over the country and even a few overseas. On their website, they describe their places as “comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.” They say that they’ve saved military families over $451 million since they were founded.
President Obama appears to have bought the baked goods from Dog Tag Bakery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Dog Tag Bakery is a store that serves to help veterans transition into life after the military.
Here’s how they explain their program on their website: “We provide a transformative opportunity for veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers through a five-month fellowship, offering an education at Georgetown University and real-life work experience in our small business.”
Thrilled to play a small part in this amazing day at the Bethesda Fisher House! And thank you to @BarackObama for using your platform to highlight our long-time partner @FisherHouseFdtn and their incredible work in support of #military and #veteran families! https://t.co/ZItgFgpRyP
— Dog Tag Bakery (@DogTagBakery) August 1, 2019
This isn’t the first time President Obama has visited the Fisher House. Both he and First Lady Michelle Obama visited some of the families during their time in the White House.
Here are the photos from those trips:
And Obama has even helped fund the Fisher House mission. When he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010, he announced that he would be donating the $1.4 million to a group of charities that included Fisher House.