What a way to end 2013 and begin the new year!
Donors like you have come together in a big way to support the Semper Fi Fund in our mission to serve those who serve us all: You’ve met the GoDaddy/Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation matching donations challenge and pledged $2.5 million in this holiday season to support our efforts!
All of which sounds like a lot of money—and make no mistake, it is—but it’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what’s required to help the injured service members who need our support.
Our military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have so far resulted in more than 50,000 seriously wounded Veterans—and hundreds of thousands more are suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.
These service members need more than our thanks, they need our help—now and for the rest of their lives. There is a great deal that all of us can do to make their lives better, but these efforts require money for family support, adaptive housing and transportation, specialized equipment, education and career transitioning, rehabilitative sports programs and so much more.
That’s why every dollar we receive counts. Imagine: If everyone in this country gave just one dollar in 2014 to support our Veterans, that would be more than $300 million to help those who’ve given so much to defend freedom on behalf of all of us.
(If you want to donate that dollar—or even a few more—you can do so right now on our donation page.)
“On behalf of everyone at the Semper Fi Fund, I want to thank all of our donors, particularly The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy, for their incredible generosity,” said Semper Fi Fund CEO Karen Guenther. “This is an amazing way to wrap up 2013 and to begin 2014—which I’m anticipating to be a year in which we’re able to help more service members and their families than ever before. Thank you, everyone—and may you and yours all have a very happy and healthy new year!”
- 12/27/2013 - As we reached the $2 million goal Bob and Renee Parsons increased the match again to $2.5 million!! $2.5 Million x You = An Amazing December to Remember! The campaign continues!
- 12/9/2013 - PLEDGE TO HELP SEMPER FI FUND DOUBLES TO $2MM - The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Steps Up with More $ to Match - Click here for story
- 11/10/2013 - GoDaddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Announce Campaign to Match Up to $1 Million for Semper Fi Fund to Help Injured Service Members - Click here for story