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Poolesville’s Military Support Group made a $10,000 donation during a town commissioners’ meeting Monday that will help military families across the country.

The check will go to the Rockville-based Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing for military families who want to be close to a loved one while they are hospitalized. They also provide plane tickets and hotel rooms through the donation of frequent flier miles, as well as scholarships for military children and grants for volunteer organizations. In Montgomery County, Fisher homes are located in Bethesda, near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and in Silver Spring at the Forest Glen Annex.

The $10,000 check from Poolesville’s Military Support Group will pay for 1,000 nights of boarding for veterans and military families, Fisher House Foundation Vice President of Operations Brian Gawne said.

The support group hosts veterans from Walter Reed facilities at an annual cookout near White’s Ferry and takes donations through the year.

For more information about the Poolesville Military Support Group, contact Paul Kellt at 301-641-0787.

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