Wasierski bids farewell to Fisher House family, prepares for PCS
By Melanie Casey
JBLM Fisher House Public Relations
Operations Assistant Nikki Wasierski said farewell to her Fisher House family on May 5 during a volunteer luncheon held at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord home. Nikki and her husband, Staff Sgt. Dave Wasierski, are PCSing to Fort Benning, Ga., this summer.
Nikki began her relationship with the JBLM Fisher House as a volunteer. She was hired as the operations assistant 2 ½ years ago, and since then has been instrumental in helping move the home forward, said Manager Jodi Land. “Her impact has really changed our relationship with the community. We were able to bring them inside our world.”
Nikki started the home’s Facebook page, helped set up and run its website and assisted with countless events in addition to working with the families every day. “She gets that it’s about them, and that this is their time,” Land said of Nikki’s aptitude as operations assistant. “In this environment, you are of service to other people. It takes a big person to be okay with that and take pride in it. In this job, Nikki excelled at giving.”
The farewell brought tears to the eyes of Nikki, her coworkers and the Fisher House volunteers, all of whom are sad to see her go. “The things you do mean so much to so many people,” said volunteer Glenda Smith, “it’s hard not to get tangled up in the heartstrings.”
Though Nikki enjoyed the many parties, events and other fun things with the Fisher House families, “the best thing about my time at Fisher House has been the relationships formed with the families,” she said. “Everyone has to do something. I was lucky enough to be able to do something that makes a difference.”