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Cowboys come bearing gifts for Fisher House

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Operating the Fisher House on Keesler Air Force Base just got a lot easier, thanks to a large donation from a group of Louisiana cowboys and cowgirls. Fisher House provides shelter for patients and their loved ones who are undergoing treatment at the base hospital.

The check from Bayou Bounty Hunters totaled $12,200. Hospital Commander, Brigadier General Kerry Cornum was very thankful.   

"I really think that getting well is, there's a lot of science and a lot of heart," Cornum said. "And what you guys bring is the heart. And what my guys bring is some science and some heart."  

When it came time to choosing a charity to raise money for, the Bayou Bounty Hunters had no problem choosing the Fisher House for one very simple reason. 

"A lot of members of our club are military personnel," Bay Bounty Hunters President Robert Culvert said. . "Fisher House and Keesler is one of the closest military bases to where our club participates. So we just decided that this was a worthy cause and this is the one we adopted as our annual charity."

After the check was handed over, it was time to swap stories and offer fellowship. The Bayou Bounty Hunters had no problem keeping everyone entertained.

So, how will the donation be spent? Larry Fetter is the Fisher House Director.  

"It will be used for our operation expenses here at Kessler," Fetter said.  "As you know, we're not allowed to use tax dollars. Everything has to be donated. We buy food, we buy things for the house and everything inside, our beds, furnishings, everything like that." 

People staying at the Fisher House, like Renee Schroeder, were impressed by the generosity of Bounty Hunters.

"They seem to know what they are doing, they look like they are enthusiastic, and just nice," Schroeder said.

Fisher House helps hundreds of military families every year, and depends strictly on donations. If you'd like to learn more about Fisher House, visit http://www.keesler.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=5126.

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