Erie, PA - A benefit at Bullfrog Bar on Thursday night goes toward the Semper Fi Fund, an organization that helps out injured veterans from after 9/11. Read the rest of this entry »
Challenged to Serve – Youth and adults from the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association assist service members at the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program Dixie Challenge Clinic.
The pride and beauty of the American spirit was on full display at the Dixie Challenge clinic, April 24-26 in Canton, Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program and the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association, was attended by 16 servicemen and -women and more than 50 volunteers from the MQHA and Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association. Read the rest of this entry »
Canton, MS - There was always one soothing thought commanding officer John Mayer would share with his machine gunner Carlos Rochel during the difficult times of two tours of duty in Iraq, "nothing is better for the inside of a person than the outside of a horse."
Rochel is one of 16 veterans, 14 of which are Marines, in Canton through the weekend competing in the inaugural Dixie Challenge through the Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, which is sponsored by the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Fox News Channel | Apr. 21, 2015 - 4:32 | Link to the News Segment
Boston, MATwo years ago, BJ Ganem and fellow members of the Semper Fi Fund/America's Fund family traveled to Boston hospitals to meet and support victims of the Marathon bombing. Today, they continue to be a part of the survivors lives, helping them navigate their recoveries every step of the way. Read the rest of this entry »
Pensacola Beach will be home to some 20 injured veterans over the next two weeks as they take part in training for upcoming triathlons sponsored by teams Semper Fi and America's Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
BOSTON -- On April 15, 2013, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes had been married seven months when they stopped to watch the Boston Marathon. Their lives were changed forever by the homemade bombs that exploded at the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »
Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will use a handcycle to travel the 180 miles from Houston to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness for his cause. Another 14 injured veterans will join, too, in the hopes of more public attention. Read the rest of this entry »
Jacksonville, NC - A race this weekend to benefit the Semper Fi Fund is expected to draw hundreds of participants and cause a change in traffic patterns in downtown Jacksonville. Read the rest of this entry »
Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran are a formidable team. Chandrasekaran, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post who is about to start a media company in partnership with Starbucks, has served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is the author of compelling books on those wars. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, has initiated comprehensive programs in that corporation to hire veterans. His account in the book’s introduction of a trip to West Point, where he realized the extent of the disconnect between ordinary Americans and those who serve in their military forces, is itself inspiring. Read the rest of this entry »
Enthusiastic members of the Low and Slow Running Club looked on Feb. 11 as Al Bernotas, founder, presented Valentine checks to representatives of the The Semper Fi Fund and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. The club’s successful 23rd annual Del Mar Red Nose Run, held Dec. 19 on the beach, generated $23,000 benefiting the two local organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
News Mirror | Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 am | Updated: 10:24 am, Fri Feb 20, 2015 | by Rachael Gustuson | Link to Article
A few months ago, Glenn Douglas, owner of LA Custom Pools of Yucaipa, got a call for a swimming pool bid and met with U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Crabbe. After the initial meeting, Douglas decided he wanted to donate time and money for a specially-designed pool for Crabbe, a decorated soldier who was injured in 2011 while serving on his second deployment in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device exploded and resulted in the loss of part of his left hand and both legs above the knees. Read the rest of this entry »
CAMP PENDLETON — As the Semper Fi Fund moves into its second decade, the nonprofit has given out more than $100 million to injured service members and their families.
Over the past decade since it was founded, the Oceanside-based nonprofit has helped more than 13,000 wounded and critically ill veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »