Long & Foster to hold dine-and-donate to benefit Fisher House

Long & Foster’s Bethany Beach office will participate in the company’s Community Service Day by hosting a dine-and-donate event and silent auction, to benefit the Fisher House in Dover. The event will take place at Hooked Up restaurant in Millville on June 19, with the auction running from 5 to 8 p.m., and the dine-and-donate from 5 to 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Fisher House Foundation’s Dover house.

The Fisher House for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base is a unique facility among the Fisher House Foundation’s other facilities currently operating worldwide. It is the only one of its kind, designed for families of the fallen and also managed by uniformed personnel.

The 8,462-square-foot house is equipped with nine suites that include private, handicapped-accessible bathrooms and common areas that include a multi-cooking station kitchen, and large communal dining and family rooms. It is designed to provide short-term, on-base lodging to families who travel to Dover to witness the dignified transfer of their loved one.

An adjoining 1,714-square-foot Meditation Pavilion provides a quiet place for families to gather, pray and reflect during their stay at the Fisher House. Built with private donations to Fisher House Foundation, both structures are gifted to the Air Force and were dedicated Nov. 10, 2010.

To donate an item for the auction or for more information, call the Long & Foster Bethany Beach Sales Office at (302) 539-9040 or visit it at 33298 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach.