Fisher House: a Persuasive Speech

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Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to support Fisher House.

Central Idea: Volunteering and donating to Fisher House supports a worthy cause and helps wounded warriors and their family members.

Method of Organization: Monroe's motivated sequence


Attention Step: When the mortar round hit Peter Herrick and the 42 other men in the motor pool, he said it felt like when someone hits your funny bone, except all over his body. The Navy veteran from Fort White, Florida was out cold for six days and presumed dead at least once after the blast in May 2004. He woke up six days later in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, about 6,000 miles from where he was assigned in Iraq, he said.

His wife, Diana Herrick, told him his
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A more complete listing of "wish list" items for veterans will be available after my speech, along with volunteer applications.

D. Donations of frequent flier miles help military family members travel to their loved ones side without the worry of cost, and donations of hotel points ensure that family members are not burdened even if a Soldier is hospitalized at a location with no Fisher House facilities.

Visualization Step:

A. Your donation may seem quite small, but will certainly have a noticeable impact in the lives of a family experiencing great stress and turmoil. Soldiers can receive the love and support of their family while focusing on recovery, and loved ones can have the peace of mind that can only come from being at their Soldiers side.

B. One factor you should be concerned with; as a contributor and as a judge tonight, is that your donation is used wisely, and to its fullest extent. Fisher House Foundation is a well-established, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The American Institute of Philanthropy has made them one of only three military charities to receive an A+ rating; while Charity Navigator has given them 4 out of 4 stars for sound fiscal management for the 10th consecutive year; a feat achieved by less than 1% of all charities.


Action Step:

A. Now that you know the need for volunteers, some ways that you can help out, and the benefits that come from donating


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