Lexington, Kentucky - At the conclusion of the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Mr. James E. (Ted) Bassett III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK), was almost rendered speechless, but not quite, as he was presented with a $30,000 check payable to the Semper Fi Fund, representing donations from Kentucky Marines, as a tribute to his longstanding service and leadership within the statewide Marine Corps community and support of the Marine Corps nationally. Read the rest of this entry »
Milford, NH – 'Tis the season! Come on out and purchase your Christmas tree knowing that a portion of the proceeds will go to support our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Quantico, VA - The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the Semepr Fi Fund invite you to a no-host lunch at the Clubs of Quantico with General Al Gray, USMC (Ret), 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Scott Laidig, Marine Vietnam Veteran and author. The lunch will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, with General Gray and Mr. Laidig giving a brief presentation and question and answer session about the book "AL GRAY, MARINE, The Early Years 1950-1967." Read the rest of this entry »
Dale City, VA - VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, Virginia, was the place to be on November 24 as hundreds of volunteers came together for the Semper Fi Fund’s fifth annual Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party.
The job at hand was to package and prepare more than 10,700 holiday ornaments for mailing, but the goal was singular: to help brighten the holidays for Marines who have been wounded since the attacks of 9/11 and are Purple Heart recipients. Read the rest of this entry »
Save the Date! December 3rd is #GivingTuesday!
Dear SFF Supporters,
As we approach the holidays, we find ourselves thankful for so much and pondering ways to pay our blessings forward by helping others. Semper Fi Fund is excited to partner with the 2nd Annual #GivingTuesday movement on Dec. 3rd.
This world-wide one day event celebrates a day of Giving as an alternative to shopping on Black Friday. #GivingTuesday founders have said, “We have two days that are good for the economy. Here’s a new day good for the soul.” Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE - November 24 @ 10:45AM: Hundreds showed up to help us mail ornaments to our injured Marines. A story is forthcoming but in the meantime, check out the photos from this heartwarming event!
DALE CITY, Va. – For the fifth year-in-a-row the Semper Fi Fund will be sending out more than 10,700 holiday ornaments to Marines who have been wounded since the attacks of 9-11 and are Purple Heart recipients. To help with packing and shipping the ornaments, the Semper Fi Fund will be hosting its annual “Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party” at the VFW Post 1503 in Dale City. Read the rest of this entry »
Carlsbad - CA To continue the wonderful tradition of the “Festival of Trees,” we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County.
100% of the “net” proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.
Our theme this year is “Park Hyatt’s of North America” and showcase the beautiful locations of each along with two beautiful patriotic themed trees! All trees are professionally designed and will be featured in the hotel lobby during a month-long silent auction from November 28 – December 22.
However, the holiday décor will remain for all to enjoy through December 27. Hotel guests and local visitors will be able to place bids on their favorite tree in hopes of having the winning bid to take home their holiday tree.
We value and appreciate your partnership. We hope you or your company can participate in this event and bring joy to the families of North County this holiday season!
$ 1,000 Sponsor
$ 750 Co-sponsor
$ 450 Co-sponsor
***All sponsors will receive a 3’ x 4’ sign with logo placed adjacent to a beautiful holiday tree!
Please contact Gigi Knowles firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30 if you would like to be a sponsor!! Show your support!
Evansville — In the predawn icy darkness, Jake Janes and Chad Hermanson head to their duck blind near a creek that flows into Lake Leota. Wearing head lamps, they traverse snow-covered ground as Hermanson's Labrador retriever, Cooper, bounds ahead of them, whining with excitement. Read the rest of this entry »
Online Auction - Medford Knife and Tool and Moteng have teamed up for a good cause! Medford has created a one-of-a-kind Praetorian folder for Moteng, the wholesale knife distributor, to auction off. All proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund and Moteng will match the winning bid up to $2,500. Read the rest of this entry »
Willows, CA – For the fourth year in a row, Davidson Racing, the road racing team based out of Sparks, Nevada owned by Bob Davidson and managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill (see highlights from last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yt-MtCDbDQ). The team will be racing two cars this year; the first will be a BMW powered Norma sports racer whose drivers will be: Bob Davidson, Brian Frisselle, Remo Ruscitti, Randy Pobst and Michael Valiante. The 2nd car will be an Elan V8 powered DR eagle prototype whose drivers will be: Bob Davidson, Burt Frisselle, Brandon Kraus, Anthony Lazzaro and Mark Wilkins. 100 percent of the Davidson Racing Team's race proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, please visit http://25forsemperfi.org. Read the rest of this entry »
Townsend, DE - For the 6th year in a row, Townsend’s Bob Hairgrove will be lighting his home with an outdoor Christmas display of more than 150,000 lights and for the 2nd year, the display will also raise awareness and donations for the Semper Fi Fund. Bob's son has recently begun boot camp at Parris Island, SC. Read the rest of this entry »
The US Paralympics website gave a Veteran's Day tribute to the 19 Service Members competing for spots on the 2014 US Paralympic team in Sochi Russia. Team Semper Fi is proud to be represented by 9 of these amazing athletes: Read the rest of this entry »
Baltimore, MD - A Marine Corps Veteran is cycling across America, going from Maine to California. Today in Howard County, FOX45 had the privilege of getting the meet the double amputee, who hopes to 'pay it forward.'
Rob Jones, a Marine Corps Veteran, was wounded in Afghanistan in 2011, when the IED he was searching for exploded. Jones lost both of his legs below the knee. Jones told FOX45 he wanted to do an adventure after he finished recovering.
"So I figured riding a bike across the country would be pretty cool," Jones said. Read the rest of this entry »
Columbia native, injured in Afghanistan, wants to raise $1 million for veterans
By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group, 9:23 a.m. EST, November 15, 2013, Link to Article
On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and the family and friends who came to see him. Read the rest of this entry »
Sean Carroll is pretty much like any other 29-year-old you might come across. He’s proud of his car (he owns a Mustang), he enjoys the outdoors (hunting and hiking), and he’s working on returning to school (Metro State in Denver).
Except most 29-year-olds you might come across won’t be former Marines who spent three months in a coma after being hurled 30 feet by an IED (improvised explosive device) blast in Ramadi, Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »