Semper Fi Fund Crosses $100 Million Milestone Mark In Assistance to Wounded Veterans

January 28, 2015

Over 13,000 Injured Service Members and Families Assisted by Veteran Nonprofit

QUANTICO, VA - The Semper Fi Fund is proud to announce a major milestone and incredible achievement: closing out its 10th anniversary year, the veteran nonprofit has now given out a total of over $100 million in assistance to wounded, critically ill and injured service members and their families. What’s more, the Semper Fi Fund has done so while maintaining an overhead of just 6%; meaning almost every cent they bring in goes directly to those who need and deserve it most. Read the rest of this entry »

MCAA Marion E. Carl Squadron 6th Annual Golf Scramble

January 28, 2015

MCAS Mirimar, CA - The MCAA's Marion E. Carl Squadron will hold its 6th Annual Golf Scramble on September 11, 2015 at the Memorial Golf Course MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA. Read the rest of this entry »

MCAA Marion E. Carl Squadron Social to benefit the Semper Fi Fund

January 28, 2015

MCAS Mirimar, CA - The MCAA's Marion E. Carl Squadron will be holding a Social to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 17:00 to 20:00 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - stay later if you’d like!) at the MCAS Miramar Officer's Club, Main Bar & Patio, with special guest speaker, Medal of Honor recipient, Ty M. Carter. (See Medal of Honor citation below) . Read the rest of this entry »

Valentine’s Day 2015

January 27, 2015

“For the first couple of years we were together, we didn’t spend Valentine’s Day with each other,” said Courtney Carnes, who met her husband Garrett in 2008. “I don't think we spent a Valentine’s Day together until 2013—Garrett was either deployed or working or we were in different parts of the country.” Read the rest of this entry »

“… and Their Families.”

January 26, 2015

“Our jobs are hard,” says Vickki, whose husband enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1982 and became a double amputee in 2009 after being wounded in Afghanistan. “You’re going through a horrendous time to begin with, everything is uprooted, you never know what’s going to happen next. You’re so concentrated on your spouse’s care, so much gets forgotten—the house, the bills. The caregiver is the one juggling all these things. It’s constant. You’re a caregiver 24/7, but we wouldn't give it up for the world. Sure, I'd like to have a different life, but this is my life.” Read the rest of this entry »

11th Annual Poker Run Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rally

January 21, 2015

Temecula, CA – The Brotherhood of Marine Riders would like to invite everyone to join in their continued support of the Semper Fi Fund by attending their 1​1​th Annual Poker Run on May 1​6​, 2015. Come help us support wounded Veterans and their families! 100% of the proceeds from this event are donated to the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Cowboy Adventure in the Majestic Big Horn Mountains

January 15, 2015

Sheridan, WY - For the third year, Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program took injured or critically ill veterans on an authentic cowboy adventure in the majestic Big Horn Mountains at the Double Rafter Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. The Double Rafter is one of our most popular and challenging clinics. For veterans who dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl, this clinic gives them the experience of the way ranching was done 150 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi/Hello Betty Donation Dinner

January 14, 2015

Oceanside, CA - Hello Betty Fish House in downtown Oceanside is donating 20% of their proceeds of the the day to Semper Fi Fund. Hello Betty's is a fabulous restaurant with inside, outside and roof top seating all with amazing ocean views. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Marine and Family Receive Handicap-Accessible Van

January 13, 2015

Time Warner Cable News - Central NC | By: Hannah Brewer | 01/09/2015 08:55 PM | Link to Article

CAMP LEJEUNE -- Gunnery Sgt. Josh Thomas and his family were presented with a handicap-accessible van on Friday aboard Camp Lejeune. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded soldiers hit Park City slopes

January 12, 2015

About 60 veterans are participating in the fourth annual event

The Park Record | Bubba Brown | POSTED: 01/09/2015 04:17:40 PM MST0 | Link to Article

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 »

Organizations donate handicap accessible van to area family

January 12, 2015

Jacksonville Daily News | By Adelina Colbert - Adelina.colbert@JDNews.com | Published: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 06:42 PM | Link to Article

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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12 races, 12 months, 1,200 miles | Marine veteran proves docs wrong, comes back from injuries

January 12, 2015

PT 365 Military Times | January 8, 2015 | By Sara Davidson | Link to Article
Retired Maj. Felicia Wilkerson isn’t done.

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 »

Cooper River Bridge Run 2015

January 9, 2015

Charleston, SC – The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10-K in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Semper Fi Fund is excited about participating again this year and we would love to have you join our team! Read the rest of this entry »

You Did It Again: Your $6 Million Has Become $12 Million!

January 9, 2015

Wow! What a way to start the New Year!

$12 Million for our wounded, critically ill, and injured service members and their families. The lives that will be touched by this brings goosebumps to our team!! Read the rest of this entry »

Club Fox Concert to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

January 7, 2015

Redwood City, CA - Come on out for a fantastic show featuring Mick & The Big Dawg Patriots to benefit the Semper Fi Fund! South Bay classic rock band "OTR" opens the evening. Read the rest of this entry »