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 »
About 60 veterans are participating in the fourth annual event
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 »
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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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 »
Giving Back: Escrow.com Golf Tourney with Matching Funds from Go Daddy & the Parsons Foundation Raises $380,000 for Wounded Veterans
For the past three years Escrow.com and Hanna's Restaurant has staged an annual golf tournament in Southern California to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund. These funds provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Read the rest of this entry »
CARLSBAD — This year’s Vettes for Veterans Corvette car show raised $17,000 for injured military members. The event over Veteran’s Day weekend showcased 170 cars and drew a crowd of hundreds to the parking lot of TGIFridays in Carlsbad. Read the rest of this entry »
A Marine Corps veteran has come home to Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California, after traveling across the country entirely on horseback. Read the rest of this entry »
YUCCA VALLEY — According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 22 veterans commit suicide daily. Matt Littrell was almost one of them.
One night, he called the Veteran Affairs Crisis Line and was upset by how he was treated. Read the rest of this entry »
WISCONSIN LIFE | Journey Downstream | Aired: 11/17/201405:26 | Rating: TV-G
As a Marine serving in Afghanistan, Nic Doucette faced challenges often. But as a college student at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, Nic set out in search of new challenges and new ways to help others. His choice: kayaking the length of the Mississippi River to raise money for injured veterans. Read the rest of this entry »
The president of Semper Fi Fund, a charity that provides immediate and continuing support to critically wounded, ill and injured service members and their families, has been awarded the joint-service civilian humanitarian award.
Karen Guenther received the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Nov. 17 at the Pentagon. Read the rest of this entry »
Before introducing rock star Dave Grohl at Tuesday night’s Concert for Valor, film legend Meryl Streep told those packed onto the Mall and watching on HBO about something more important.
“Please: Go to theconcertforvalor.com and read about the veterans service organizations like Semper Fi Fund and Give an Hour and Soldier On,” she said. “Find your way to give and honor the valor of those who serve.” Read the rest of this entry »