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Fisher House Foundation to break ground in Murfreesboro
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Seeking to help wounded veterans and their families in Middle Tennessee, the Fisher House Foundation will break ground next month on a new home in Murfreesboro.“The family serves right along with the soldier,” said Andrea Lawrence, coordinator of the Tennessee Fisher House project on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Lawrence said it is hoped the $4.5 million project will be completed next year. She revealed in her address to the Noon Exchange Club that such houses exist across the country, the brain child of wealthy industrialist Zachary Fisher, who built 20 of the homes out of his own pocket.“After you build that many out of your own checkbook, money will run out after a while so that’s when it was made into a public mission,” Lawrence said, noting money is privately raised to build the houses now.