BOSTON -- On April 15, 2013, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes had been married seven months when they stopped to watch the Boston Marathon. Their lives were changed forever by the homemade bombs that exploded at the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »
Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will use a handcycle to travel the 180 miles from Houston to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness for his cause. Another 14 injured veterans will join, too, in the hopes of more public attention. Read the rest of this entry »
Jacksonville, NC - A race this weekend to benefit the Semper Fi Fund is expected to draw hundreds of participants and cause a change in traffic patterns in downtown Jacksonville. Read the rest of this entry »
Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran are a formidable team. Chandrasekaran, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post who is about to start a media company in partnership with Starbucks, has served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is the author of compelling books on those wars. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, has initiated comprehensive programs in that corporation to hire veterans. His account in the book’s introduction of a trip to West Point, where he realized the extent of the disconnect between ordinary Americans and those who serve in their military forces, is itself inspiring. Read the rest of this entry »
Enthusiastic members of the Low and Slow Running Club looked on Feb. 11 as Al Bernotas, founder, presented Valentine checks to representatives of the The Semper Fi Fund and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. The club’s successful 23rd annual Del Mar Red Nose Run, held Dec. 19 on the beach, generated $23,000 benefiting the two local organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
News Mirror | Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 am | Updated: 10:24 am, Fri Feb 20, 2015 | by Rachael Gustuson | Link to Article
A few months ago, Glenn Douglas, owner of LA Custom Pools of Yucaipa, got a call for a swimming pool bid and met with U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Crabbe. After the initial meeting, Douglas decided he wanted to donate time and money for a specially-designed pool for Crabbe, a decorated soldier who was injured in 2011 while serving on his second deployment in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device exploded and resulted in the loss of part of his left hand and both legs above the knees. Read the rest of this entry »
CAMP PENDLETON — As the Semper Fi Fund moves into its second decade, the nonprofit has given out more than $100 million to injured service members and their families.
Over the past decade since it was founded, the Oceanside-based nonprofit has helped more than 13,000 wounded and critically ill veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
About 60 veterans are participating in the fourth annual event
Park City, UT - Returning from war is seldom easy for soldiers. Post-traumatic stress disorder haunts many and those who have been wounded during their service often find challenges in what were once simple tasks of daily life. Read the rest of this entry »
Jacksonville, NC - Carrie Thomas hasn’t been able to operate a vehicle for years, but all that changed when she received a gift that was one-of-a-kind.
On Friday, representatives from Hope for the Warriors, Semper Fi Fund, Stroller Warriors and Marine Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Van Products based out of Raleigh, presented Carrie and her family, who lives aboard Camp Lejeune, with a brand new, $53,000 handicap accessible van.
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In January 2010, the former Marine Corps helicopter pilot suffered massive blood loss after an emergency C-section surgery. Many surgeries later, she now has severe nerve, muscle and tissue damage to her abdomen, undissolved abdominal mesh and other problems. Read the rest of this entry »
Giving Back: Escrow.com Golf Tourney with Matching Funds from Go Daddy & the Parsons Foundation Raises $380,000 for Wounded Veterans
For the past three years Escrow.com and Hanna's Restaurant has staged an annual golf tournament in Southern California to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund. These funds provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Read the rest of this entry »