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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Denzel Washington Fills Charity Shortfall for Fisher House

While Denzel Washington was visiting in Germany he toured Fisher Houses. Many of us know about the good this house does by supporting the families of wounded soldiers. I have a book out (Support Our Troops published my Andrew McMeel) that supports this charity with the profits it makes. But back to Denzel.

As he was touring, he asked how much a faclity like this would cost to build. He wrote a check for the full amount on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public. I borrowed this story from an e-mail that has been going around but I thought it important. In these times, it seems those who can afford to do good, should try to do more of it to fill the shortfall caused by the inability of many who have lost their jobs to do what they usually do. Hooray for Denzel.

-----Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at

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