Tampa, FL – On Thursday, March 1 wounded Marine Cpl Michael Nicholson and his family will gather at Christ the King Church to meet the many volunteers and organizations who assisted with the construction of a home addition to the Nicholson’s home.
The Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce its gift of a $75,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, benefiting the Fund’s Semper Fi Odyssey transition program.
The Semper Fi Odyssey program is a six-day, holistic transition assistance event designed to provide critically ill and injured service members and Veterans an opportunity to learn how to transition into civilian life by learning about life planning skills, establishing goals, employment resources and learning to balance four important MEPS elements: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual.
Camp Pendleton, CA – The Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce its selection as one of the top ten highest-rated charities in America, according to personal finance news website mainstreet.com and also reported on MSN Money.
The top ten charities were chosen from a pool of 238 four-star charities, rated by Charity Navigator, America’s premiere independent charity evaluator. The top ten scored highest in overall financial responsibility, accountability and transparency.
The Semper Fi Fund received a four out of four star rating the past two years from Charity Navigator, and received an overall score of 67.96 (out of 70) in 2011. Further, the Fund was selected as one of the highest rated charities in Charity Navigator’s 2011 Holiday Giving Guide. Read the rest of this entry »
Excelsior, MN - On New Year's Day the brave and the bold will be taking the icy plunge into Lake Minnetoka for a good cause. The 22nd Annual ALARC Ice Dive will provide brave swimmers with the opportunity to kick off 2012 with an invigorating plunge in icy water and raise support for our injured and critically ill service members and their families.
Beltsville, MD - The gift of mobility will given to Navy Seal Operator Bill DeGennaro and his family just in time for the holidays. A specially adapted van will be presented to the veteran's family at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment's holiday party in Beltsville, MD this Friday, December 23 at 12:30 PM. Read the rest of this entry »
Tampa, FL - Just in time for the holidays, a Marine paralyzed from the shoulders down will receive the gift of mobility. A specially adapted Ride-Away van will be presented to active duty Marine Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Scott Nicholas and his family at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment office in Tampa this Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Dale City, VA -- The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting a “Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party” on November 20 at VFW Post 1503 in Dale City. The local community as well as staff from the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will be coming together to package over 9,500 ornaments for post 9/11 Marine Corps Purple Heart recipients. Read the rest of this entry »
North Carolina – A group of U.S. Marines from North Carolina went above and beyond in what they are calling “an experience that we all will forever remember. A time when we all came together to help our fellow Marines.”
Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active-duty Marines that tag-teamed to complete their 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail” (MST) hike on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Marines were bound by a commitment to raising awareness and support for injured Marines and the Semper Fi Fund as they made their trek from the mountains to the sea. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA – What started four years ago as a way for a father and son to make Veterans Day more than just a day off, has turned into a chance for many to honor veterans this Friday. Read the rest of this entry »
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – The Land of the Free Foundation will once again host their annual Veterans Day Golf Classic on Friday, Nov. 11 at Industry Hills Golf Club at the Pacific Palms Hotel and Conference Center. The goal of this year’s golf classic is to raise more than $1 million for those who serve our country. The Semper Fi Fund is honored to be one of several veteran charities supported by this patriotic event.
Annapolis, MD - This Sunday, November 6 more than 1,000 runners will be on hand for the 3rd Annual Ripley Race. Also, in attendance the First Lady of Maryland, Katie O'Malley, and the Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Edward Chow, Jr.. Katie O'Malley will serve as the Honorary Starter for the race as well as participate in the scenic 5K that runs through Downtown Annapolis. Read the rest of this entry »
Thomasville, NC – On Saturday October 29, Army Sergeant Joseph Smith, a former Marine will be presented with the keys to his new specially adapted home, made possible by Homes for Our Troops, Inc. and local volunteers and donors from the community. The Semper Fi Fund is providing a grant of $15,000 to be used towards the cost of SGT Smith’s new home. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Pendleton, CA – Marine and Milwaukee native John Adams is training for the 36th Marine Corps Marathon, an event that hits close to home for the Marine. Read the rest of this entry »
Nokesville, VA – As part of Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, ten select wounded Marines from the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) will be participating in the Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic 2 event Read the rest of this entry »