ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It took a decade, but active-duty soldiers and veterans needing care at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Southeast Albuquerque finally have a “home away from home” for their families.
A ribbon cutting was held for the Fisher House on the VA campus on Friday. The 16-bedroom house will provide a free place for military and veterans’ families to stay while their loved ones are receiving care.
“It’s worth every second we’ve all spent,” Rita Navarette, president of Friends of the New Mexico Fisher House and lead advocate for the project, said of the effort, which encountered a few hurdles along the way. The $6 million project experienced delays because the site is in a federal historical district.
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