Inside the Gates: Fisher House turns to video game streaming to raise money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Nebraska’s Jacob Hausman may no longer serve in the Army, but he continues to fight battles in a fun way that helps him and other veterans.
Hausman is a streamer who plays under the name Deltia. He recently raised more than $10,000 during a 24-hour charity stream with the money going to the Fisher House Foundation.
Fisher House is a place where active-duty personnel and veterans — plus their families — can stay for free while that person undergoes medical care.
Fisher Houses are located around the country, including at JBER.
“It can be very expensive to be away from home for a very long time, huge stressor,” Theresa Nedrow, the manager of Alaska Fisher House said.
Nearly 35 people stay at Alaska Fisher House each day according to Nedrow. It can use some help.
“Cleaning products, sanitizing products, our paper products have increased a great deal,” Nedrow said “We’re going through those a lot.”
This is where video game streaming comes into play. The Fisher House Foundation said Hausman is among over a dozen streamers who have raised about $27,000 for the foundation over the past few months.
“The population of those that game is saturated with military and veterans,” Stephany Bonney, who oversees community fundraising for the Fisher House Foundation said. “This avenue really provides us the opportunity to go directly to our newer generation of veterans.”
Those who want to host a video stream can donate the money to the foundation, or to any of the Fisher Houses around the country.
Fundraisers who want to support Fisher House through streaming can sign up at Tiltify.com or Streamlabscharity.com. Fundraisers of any type can sign up at Fisherhouse.org.
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