In honor of our military heritage, our founders and our 75th anniversary of being “here for good,” we presented a $75,000 donation among three local military serving non-profit agencies. These agencies support our service members and their families at a time when they face the most difficult challenges of their lives:
Returning Heroes Home in support of the Warrior and Family Support Center
The Warrior and Family Support Center is a beautiful facility that really feels and looks like home. WFSC provides coordinated services to wounded warriors, next-of-kin and extended family members. Service members take a break, watch a movie on big-screen TVs, play video games or just check email among other opportunities to relax. They receive emotional support, answers to their questions and extend their rehabilitation away from the hospital.
BAMC Fisher House on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Within walking distance of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, BAMC Fisher House is a comfortable temporary home, filled with warm, caring people who help family members endure the stresses associated with a loved one’s serious medical condition. Families stay together, cook meals, do laundry and relax in a “home-away-from-home” atmosphere.
Fisher House Inc. on JBSA-Lackland
Like BAMC, the Fisher House at JBSA-Lackland serves military families with comfortable lodging, food, local transportation and other services at no cost. Each of the homes provides fully furnished bedrooms with bathrooms, shared kitchens and comfortable community living areas for family members of those receiving care at military medical facilities in San Antonio.
Families do not pay to stay as the Fisher Houses are funded entirely by the support of donors. Fees at Army, Navy and Air Force Fisher Houses are underwritten by the Fisher House Foundation. Thousands of active duty and retired military and veterans’ families are served each year by this wonderful network of beautiful homes.
“We are excited to support both Lackland and BAMC Fisher House and the Warrior and Family Support Center in their commitment and dedication to our service members. During this 75th anniversary year, we pause to honor our military heritage by giving to organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of our military heroes and their families every day,” said David Bohne, Broadway Bank CEO.
Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and Betty Cheever founded Broadway Bank 75 years ago to meet the banking needs of fellow service members and the local community. Col. Cheever served in World War II as staff judge advocate for General Patton. Their son, Broadway Bank Chairman Emeritus Charles E. Cheever Jr., served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.