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 »
Eleven years after he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident that no one thought he would survive, Mike Johnston found himself on a horse last spring, a cowboy for a week, herding cattle through rolling Wyoming terrain with a dozen other former and current members of the United States military. Read the rest of this entry »
The Chronicle of Philanthropy | November 24, 2014 | By Tom Held |Link to Article
For the second year in a row, GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is doubling up his year-end matching-gift push to raise money for wounded veterans through the Semper Fi Fund.
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledged $5-million as a matching gift this year after Mr. Parsons offered matching grants of $1-million in 2012 and $2.5-million in 2013, with support from GoDaddy Cares. Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — The Marine Corps Marathon, also known as “The People’s Marathon,” symbolizes the values of the Marine Corps.
Many service members ran or pedaled the 26.2 miles for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
For Marine Gunnery Sgt. Guillermo Tejada it’s more than a marathon. It’s a reminder of Nov. 11, 2010.
“That day I got struck by an I.E.D. and I lost both of my legs on impact,” Tejada says. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, DC - A Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan will be one of dozens of handcyclists racing alongside runners in the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday.
Sgt. Michael Frazier was introduced to his first handcycle while being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after the explosion. Frazier has also served three tours in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Semper Fi Fund and the Fisher House Foundation presented a military child with a special donation after the Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition Oct. 2. Read the rest of this entry »
Marine Corps Times | By Hope Hodge Seck Staff Writer | Oct. 4, 2014 - 04:40PM | Link to Article
Washington, DC - In one of his final acts as commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Jim Amos pinned Semper Fi Fund founder Karen Guenther with a solid gold eagle, globe and anchor, signaling her admission into the exclusive order of honorary Marines.
The pinning ceremony — a complete surprise to Guenther — took place as the nonprofit marked its 10th anniversary in a Sept. 20 celebration at Marine Barracks Washington. But Amos said the event was a long time in the making. Read the rest of this entry »
BY SCOTTIE BIBB | SEPT. 28, 2014, 10:30 P.M. (ET) | Link to Article
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Paralympic gold medalist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman — alongside fellow Paralympic teammate and retired Marine Corps Corporal Paul Schaus — lit the cauldron to kick off the fifth annual Warrior Games presented by Deloitte at the Olympic Training Center today in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »