Semper Fi Fund presents Specially Adapted Vehicle to Marine Corps Sergeant

Semper Fi Fund hero John Peck inside of his new specially adapted truck
April 24, 2012

BELTSVILLE, Maryland, April 19, 2012 – Quadruple amputee, Marine Corps Sergeant (Sgt) John Peck alongside his family received a specially adapted truck with one-of-a-kind modifications at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corporation in Beltsville, Maryland on Wednesday, April 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Receives $30,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Bank

April 13, 2012

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 13, 2012 – The Semper Fi Fund has been named the recipient of a $30,000 grant from Wells Fargo as part of the bank’s 160th Anniversary. The donation will support the nonprofit’s mission to assist injured and critically ill service members and their families. On Friday, April 20th, at 1 p.m. Wells Fargo’s North County Regional President Brian Lee will present the $30,000 grant to Semper Fi Fund’s Co-Founder Wendy Lethin in addition to staff and local service members at the Semper Fi Fund office at the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Battalion West Headquarters Building on Santa Margarita Drive, Camp Pendleton. Read the rest of this entry »

Press Release: Wounded Warriors to Participate in Cutting Horse Classic III

April 12, 2012

Nokesville, Va. - The Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce the Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic III April 10-14, 2012.

As part of the Semper Fi Fund's Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, ten select wounded, ill or injured Marines from the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment will participate in the event at the D & M Cattle Company in Nokesville, Virginia. The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program is a facet of the Semper Fi Fund's Team Semper Fi, which is a rehabilitative sports program made up of more than 300 injured service members who compete in athletic events across the country.

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FAU Women’s Softball Team and Marines faceoff in charity softball game

March 13, 2012

Boca Raton, FL – In April, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Women’s Softball Team will battle local Marines in a charity fast-pitch softball game. The teams will be battling it out on the diamond for a good cause. The event will raise support and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund’s injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi to take part in 23rd Annual Blossom Bike Ride

March 1, 2012

Reedley, CA – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 18 team members from Team Semper Fi to take part in this weekend’s Reedley Lions Club’s 23rd Annual Kings River Blossom Bike Ride.

This will be the third year the team has participated in the race. “Team Semper Fi loves the Blossom Bike Ride because of the warm welcome they receive from the community,” said Laura Johansson, Team Semper Fi Manager. “The team is also excited about the ride because it is the first ride of the season after training indoors all winter.” Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund hosts Cpl Michael Nicholson and Volunteers assisting with home addition

February 28, 2012

Tampa, FL – On Thursday, March 1 wounded Marine Cpl Michael Nicholson and his family will gather at Christ the King Church to meet the many volunteers and organizations who assisted with the construction of a home addition to the Nicholson’s home.

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Semper Fi Fund Receives Grant From Wells Fargo Foundation

February 10, 2012

The Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce its gift of a $75,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, benefiting the Fund’s Semper Fi Odyssey transition program.

The Semper Fi Odyssey program is a six-day, holistic transition assistance event designed to provide critically ill and injured service members and Veterans an opportunity to learn how to transition into civilian life by learning about life planning skills, establishing goals, employment resources and learning to balance four important MEPS elements: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual.

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Semper Fi Fund Launches the “Share Your Love” Campaign for February

February 3, 2012

Camp Pendleton, CA – During this month of Valentine cards and mementos, the Semper Fi Fund invites you to share your stories of compassion, hope and love on the organization’s Facebook page.

The stories can be from an experience with the Semper Fi Fund or a personal story of inspiration.

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MSN Money Selects Semper Fi Fund as Highest-Rated Charity

January 20, 2012

Camp Pendleton, CA – The Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce its selection as one of the top ten highest-rated charities in America, according to personal finance news website mainstreet.com and also reported on MSN Money.

The top ten charities were chosen from a pool of 238 four-star charities, rated by Charity Navigator, America’s premiere independent charity evaluator. The top ten scored highest in overall financial responsibility, accountability and transparency.

The Semper Fi Fund received a four out of four star rating the past two years from Charity Navigator, and received an overall score of 67.96 (out of 70) in 2011. Further, the Fund was selected as one of the highest rated charities in Charity Navigator’s 2011 Holiday Giving Guide. Read the rest of this entry »

22nd Annual ALARC Ice Dive to benefit Semper FI Fund.

December 30, 2011

Excelsior, MN - On New Year's Day the brave and the bold will be taking the icy plunge into Lake Minnetoka for a good cause. The 22nd Annual ALARC Ice Dive will provide brave swimmers with the opportunity to kick off 2012 with an invigorating plunge in icy water and raise support for our injured and critically ill service members and their families.

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Specially adapted vehicle to be presented to OIF veteran and his family in time for holidays

December 22, 2011

Beltsville, MD - The gift of mobility will given to Navy Seal Operator Bill DeGennaro and his family just in time for the holidays. A specially adapted van will be presented to the veteran's family at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment's holiday party in Beltsville, MD this Friday, December 23 at 12:30 PM. Read the rest of this entry »

Specially adapted vehicle to be presented to paralyzed Marine in time for the holidays

December 14, 2011

Tampa, FL - Just in time for the holidays, a Marine paralyzed from the shoulders down will receive the gift of mobility. A specially adapted Ride-Away van will be presented to active duty Marine Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Scott Nicholas and his family at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment office in Tampa this Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m.

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Semper Fi Fund hosts Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party

November 16, 2011

Dale City, VA -- The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting a “Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party” on November 20 at VFW Post 1503 in Dale City. The local community as well as staff from the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will be coming together to package over 9,500 ornaments for post 9/11 Marine Corps Purple Heart recipients. Read the rest of this entry »

Marines finish 1,000 mile Hike for injured Marines

November 16, 2011

North Carolina – A group of U.S. Marines from North Carolina went above and beyond in what they are calling “an experience that we all will forever remember. A time when we all came together to help our fellow Marines.”

Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active-duty Marines that tag-teamed to complete their 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail” (MST) hike on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Marines were bound by a commitment to raising awareness and support for injured Marines and the Semper Fi Fund as they made their trek from the mountains to the sea. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fourth Annual Padre Pedal Power Ride

November 9, 2011

San Diego, CA – What started four years ago as a way for a father and son to make Veterans Day more than just a day off, has turned into a chance for many to honor veterans this Friday. Read the rest of this entry »