Oshkosh Supports Fisher House With Signature Campaign Launch at AUSA
Campaign to Raise $100,000 Follows $200,000 Donation in Support of Military Families
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 26, 2010) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is showing its support of Fisher House Foundation by kicking off a Signature Campaign fundraiser at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 25 – 27. For every signature added to the signature board in the Oshkosh booth 2639, the company will donate $2 to Fisher House Foundation, until it reaches its $100,000 goal.
“Oshkosh Defense embraces the opportunity to support Fisher House Foundation, as well as the military members and families it serves,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Oshkosh Defense. “Hospital stays can take a toll on anyone, but it can be an even greater challenge for military families living far from their loved ones. We applaud Fisher House Foundation’s initiative to bring comfort to these families and are proud to support their endeavors.”
Fisher House Foundation builds “comfort homes” on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, enabling military families to be close to loved ones during hospitalization for illness, disease or injury. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center, and Oshkosh has already donated an additional $200,000 to help build a new house in the Washington, D.C. area.
“We are thrilled to be the recipients of a generous donation from Oshkosh and appreciate the awareness that the Signature Campaign will bring to our cause,” said Kenneth Fisher, chairman and CEO, Fisher House Foundation. “We consider it a privilege and our duty to provide comfortable housing for families of troops and veterans during their stays at military and VA medical centers around the world. These efforts will help further our commitment to supporting these families.”
The Fisher House program serves more than 15,000 families annually and has made more than three million days of lodging available to military family members since the program began in 1990.
About Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time, during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. For more information, visit www.fisherhouse.org.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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