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 »
Tulsa, OK - When their military family moved back to Oklahoma last year, Sgt. Legrand and Carrie Strickland were determined to find a way to send their teenage sons to private school.
They wanted Noah, 16, and Nathan, 15, to be in a stable, Christian environment. One where class sizes were small enough for students and teachers and parents to really get to know and understand each other. Read the rest of this entry »
A Note From Our Founder
Dear SFF Supporters,
Every November, we come together to remember those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. It's easy to forget that the liberty we enjoy as Americans is only possible because of the brave men and women who risk everything to maintain it. Read the rest of this entry »
Carlsbad, CA - On Election Day 2013, spouses of wounded and critically ill Marines and sailors in southern California cast their votes for wellness and relaxation as they elected to spend their afternoon and evening (after voting, of course!) at Bella D’ora spa in Carlsbad, California. Read the rest of this entry »
Please note: The deadline for sending 2013 holiday cards has passed and they are no longer available for this holiday season. Please check back in 2014 to send them for the 2014 holiday season!
Thank you for your wonderful support!!
Having trouble coming up with a gift idea for your friends and family this holiday season? In lieu of gifts, you can send Semper Fi Fund holiday cards to your loved ones, co-workers, someone you know who is serving in the military, or anyone else on your list.
Give back this holiday season! For a minimum donation of $20 per card, the Semper Fi Fund can send a holiday card to anyone on your behalf. You can pass on your holiday wishes and help our injured service members and their families at the same time.
Our wonderful card is fitting for any holiday, and is a creative gift idea in this season of giving. You have the option of having us mail the cards out to your selected recipients, or we can send them directly to you. Read the rest of this entry »
This November, in honor of Veterans Day, Waterford Press re-releases the Combat First Aid guide, a pocket-sized essential that shows you what to do before emergency medical help arrives—and just might help you save a life. Developed with the assistance of certified emergency medical technicians and military medics, this guide provides a clear understanding of the basics of first aid and how to evaluate injuries and provide proper first aid for specific injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
Online - Allie Martinez, a 1st grader from Beaufort, SC, is the proud daughter of SSgt Eric Martinez, USMC. Allie is selling bracelets to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. All profits from her sales will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund on Thanksgiving Day. Please support this young entrepreneur as she supports our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Richfield, MN - UpTempo Race Management is organizing this year's Shrapnel Happens 5K held at the Veterans Memorial Park. This race has raised funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund mission for the last four years. The Semper Fi Fund appreciates their continued support. Read the rest of this entry »
Darien, CT - Pamela Everson has challenged two local police departments to participate and compete against each other while completing her one hour intense workout. The Stamford Police Department and the Darien Police Department will not only raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund; they will raise awareness of the needs of our wounded, injured and ill Service Members. It is not a coincidence that these officers will compete near the Marine Corps' Birthday because some of them are Marines. Heroes helping heroes!
Happy Birthday Marines and thank you for your service!
Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas – Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery is a 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers and takes pride in supporting the community. Read the rest of this entry »