Marine Corps League donates $10,000

October 6, 2011

Metrowest Daily News | Metrowestdailynews.com | October 5, 2011

Metrowest Marine Corps League Detachment 1037 in Natick donated $10,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Five members of the detachment traveled to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., recently to present a check that will be used to support this fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Bush Center Inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament

October 4, 2011

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be hosting their inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament, October 10-11. The two-day tournament features members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country honorably and were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

There will be several service members golfing on behalf of the Semper Fi Fund at the Warrior Open. It is a 36-hole competition at Las Colinas Country Club, a member of the Club Corp family of clubs, in the Dallas area.

The tournament will honor all those who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America, and will herald the many organizations that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military and their families. The Semper Fi Fund has been chosen as one of four charities that will be highlighted during the tournament.

For more information about the Warrior Open Golf Tournament, please see their website.

Blog post: 5 Really Good Reasons to Support the SFF through CFC!

October 4, 2011

Are you a federal or state employee or a member of the military?

You have the opportunity this fall to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). It is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees. In fact, the CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world! Read the rest of this entry »

Bush Center Announces Field for Inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament

October 3, 2011

Highlights 4 military service organizations for their dedication to serving U.S. Armed Forces and their families

PRESS RELEASE

Posted on September, 28, 2011 @ 03:38PM

Contact: Hannah Abney, habney@bushcenter.com, 202-271-3456

DALLAS – The George W. Bush Presidential Center today announced the field of competitors for the 2011 Warrior Open, a two-day golf tournament featuring members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country honorably and were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Skate for the Troops 2011

October 3, 2011
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Skate for Troops 2010

San Diego, CA - On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Derek Smith along with Honey Skateboards will be hosting the third annual “Skate for the Troops.” Skaters from all over the country will meet at Robb Field Skatepark, San Diego at 11 a.m. to push 12 miles around Mission Bay to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

In the past two years, Skate for the Troops has raised over $2,000 for the Semper Fi Fund and are hoping to hit the $3,500.00 mark this year. Throughout the longboarding community, Skate for the Troops has one main goal, to raise awareness for the needs of wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Major sponsors are Honey Skateboards, PushCulture.com , Randal Truck Co., Muirskate.com , Gravity Skateboards, SilverFishLongboard.com, Orangatang Wheels, Loaded Boards, CrossFit Junction, Paris Trucks, and Divine Wheels.

For more info contact Derek Smith.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Berk-Mont Business Association’s Charitable Foundation 2011

October 3, 2011

Boyentown, PA - Berk-Mont Business Association's Charitable Foundation will be setting out collection boxes at local businesses for the months of October, November and December.

The local store owners have chosen the Semper Fi Fund as their charity to raise money for this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Support through Sport – The Long Beach Marathon

October 3, 2011

Long Beach, CA -- Come run for the Fund!

The Semper Fi Fund has been chosen to be a Charity Partner for the Long Beach Marathon and Bike Tour on October 9 and we are looking for a team of runners and bikers to join us for California’s original and most scenic Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal Times: For military charities, demands for assistance soar

October 2, 2011

By Karen Jowers | The Federal Times | Federaltimes.com | October 2, 2011 Read the rest of this entry »

5 Good Reasons to select Semper Fi Fund through Combined Federal Campaign

September 30, 2011

Are you a federal or state employee or a member of the military?    You have the opportunity  to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).   It is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees.   In fact, the CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world!

Join us in supporting our heroes through the CFC and your spirit of public service will make the world a better place!

5 really good reasons to select The Semper Fi Fund for CFC

1.    The Semper Fi Fund is a top rated charity! We consistently receive the highest ratings from charity watchdog organizations like Charity Navigator and AIP.  Rest assured that your donation actually reaches those in need.    Costs are kept low and our injured heroes benefit directly from 95% of every donation.

2. Your contribution helps injured and critically ill service members and their families go on to lead lives of perseverance, courage and hope.  We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force or Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces. See their Heroic Stories  here.

3.  Semper Fi Fund provides Assistance to our injured and critically ill heroes and their families in more ways than you may realize!  Learn more about the ways we help.



4.  You will help injured heroes embrace a fighting athletic spirit on their road to recovery with  Team Semper Fi.  Injured athletes who participate in this "Recovery through Sport" program inspire others to "stay in the fight" for their own recovery.

5.   Every dollar counts! Together through the CFC, members of the military, federal employees and state employees can make a difference in the lives of our heroes and their families!  

Want to help? 

You can find us in the  CFC Catalog under

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund - CFC # 11459

Need a little help remembering our CFC Campaign number? 

#11459 -The honor of supporting our injured is mine!

Check our website for more information on the Semper Fi Fund, and how you can make a difference by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign!

BRETT: Preventing injured military families from falling through the cracks

September 30, 2011

By Brigid Brett | North County Times | NCTimes.com | September 30, 2011

Richard "Sunny" Farrand hates to see anyone who has been injured while serving in the military falling through the cracks. Which is why he spends pretty much all his time checking up on wounded warriors at Naval Medical Center San Diego and helping military families who are trapped in bureaucratic limbo.

A Vietnam War Air Force veteran, Farrand knows what it's like to fall through the cracks. Sixteen years ago he was sleeping on the streets of San Diego, and couldn't have imagined that one day he'd be chairman of San Diego Heroes to Hometowns.

Farrand met Marine Sgt. Charlie Linville, his wife, Mandi, and their two small daughters at the Naval Medical Center. In January, in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines (3/5), an IED explosion left Linville with two amputated fingers, injured his spine and crushed his foot. He also returned with the invisible wounds of war: mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

Because the family was based in Okinawa before coming to San Diego for Linville's treatment, "there were so many complications with communications between San Diego and Okinawa" that they lived in a San Diego hotel for three months, Mandi told me this week.

The hotel served cheese and crackers in the evening and each Thursday they got to have a "really good meal with amazing people who cared" because of Marine Parents (marineparents.com). Without organizations like the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund helping to pay for their lodging and car rental, she doesn't know what they would have done. Read the rest of this entry »

Marines to hike 1,000-mile trail

September 29, 2011

By Smokymountain News | smokymountainnews.com | September 28, 2011

Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active duty Marines, is planning to collectively hike the entire 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail in the name of both charity and awareness.

Their 42-day journey begins on Oct. 2 at Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains and ends at Jockey’s Ridge on the outer banks on Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 13. All funds raised in support of the event will go directly to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Wine Country Marines’ Annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball

September 26, 2011

Sonoma, CA -- The Wine Country Marines' Annual "Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball" is set for Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, CA. This will also be the 26th Anniversary of the Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball with proceeds from the evening being donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

The Wine Country Marines are long time supporters of the Fund. Since 2007, their annual event has raised nearly $50,000 in support for the Semper Fi Fund and our injured service members and their families.

The event includes traditional Marine Corps Birthday Ceremonies and dancing to a live band. General P.X. Kelly (28th Commandant of the Marine Corps) is the Guest of Honor.

To purchase tickets or to find out more about this wonderful event, please contact the Wine Country Marines at (707) 481-8091 or visit their website.

Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighter In Tunnel To Towers Run

September 26, 2011

By New York CBS | Newyork.cbslocal.com | September 25, 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thousands of runners retraced the steps of hero firefighter Stephen Siller during the annual Tunnel to Towers Run Sunday morning.

Nearly 30,000 people followed in Siller’s footsteps, including New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano and a dozen wounded soldiers. Read the rest of this entry »

MSNBC: Wounded Warrior begins Olympic bid

September 24, 2011

Team Semper Fi member Brandon Pelletier was recently interviewed by MSNBC's Martin Bashir.

Martin Bashir begins with "Now to much needed good news. A Marine is now fighting for something else. A chance to compete in the Olympics in 2012. Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Pelletier had his arm crushed in Iraq four years ago and proving to be an amazing example of strength and determination." Read the rest of this entry »

Salinas Airshow BBQ event

September 23, 2011

Salinas, CA -- Katie Davin will be hosting an Airshow BBQ on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 10am-2pm in Salinas, CA. There will be a trade show where plumbing and waterworks vendors will be available for questions on the latest products.

There will also be a customer appreciation BBQ with airplane demonstrations.

Event location is 807 Eden Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

For more information, contact event organizer, Katie Davin byemail.