Tulsa World – Nonprofits aid veterans, families

November 12, 2013

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:33 pm, Mon Nov 11, 2013.
By CASEY SMITH World Staff Writer | Comments | Link to Article

Tulsa, OK - When their military family moved back to Oklahoma last year, Sgt. Legrand and Carrie Strickland were determined to find a way to send their teenage sons to private school.

They wanted Noah, 16, and Nathan, 15, to be in a stable, Christian environment. One where class sizes were small enough for students and teachers and parents to really get to know and understand each other. Read the rest of this entry »

ALWAYS FAITHFUL, NEVER FORGOTTEN – To all of our Veterans… Thank you for your service

From left to right: Brad Petersen, Karen Guenther, Corey Petersen
November 11, 2013

A Note From Our Founder

Dear SFF Supporters,

Every November, we come together to remember those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. It's easy to forget that the liberty we enjoy as Americans is only possible because of the brave men and women who risk everything to maintain it. Read the rest of this entry »

A “Beautiful Hour” for Service Member Spouses

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November 10, 2013

Carlsbad, CA - On Election Day 2013, spouses of wounded and critically ill Marines and sailors in southern California cast their votes for wellness and relaxation as they elected to spend their afternoon and evening (after voting, of course!) at Bella D’ora spa in Carlsbad, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Allie’s Bracelet Fundraiser!

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November 8, 2013

Online - Allie Martinez, a 1st grader from Beaufort, SC, is the proud daughter of SSgt Eric Martinez, USMC. Allie is selling bracelets to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. All profits from her sales will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund on Thanksgiving Day. Please support this young entrepreneur as she supports our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrapnel Happens 5K

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November 7, 2013

Richfield, MN - UpTempo Race Management is organizing this year's Shrapnel Happens 5K held at the Veterans Memorial Park. This race has raised funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund mission for the last four years. The Semper Fi Fund appreciates their continued support. Read the rest of this entry »

Workout for a Cause

November 6, 2013

Darien, CT - Pamela Everson has challenged two local police departments to participate and compete against each other while completing her one hour intense workout. The Stamford Police Department and the Darien Police Department will not only raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund; they will raise awareness of the needs of our wounded, injured and ill Service Members. It is not a coincidence that these officers will compete near the Marine Corps' Birthday because some of them are Marines. Heroes helping heroes!

Happy Birthday Marines and thank you for your service!

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Sale

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November 6, 2013

Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas – Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery is a 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers and takes pride in supporting the community. Read the rest of this entry »

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk in support of the Semper Fi Fund

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November 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - On March 5, 2014, Maximum Capacity Media will host the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk held in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2014 event will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shaull Elementary School Fundraiser

November 1, 2013

Enola, PA - The PTO at Shaull Elementary School will be collecting spare change from their students from November 4th - 8th. On November 11th the school will have an assembly at 2:15pm and announce the amount collected and donated to the Semper Fi Fund. Our wounded, injured and ill service members certainly appreciate the fund-raising efforts of the students at Shaull Elementary. Thank you!

GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Match Up to $1 Million!

2012  $1 million check presentation from GoDaddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. Photo courtesy of GoDaddy
November 1, 2013

Web Hosting Company and Charitable Organization to Match Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar

The incredible support continues for the Semper Fi Fund and our program America's Fund! As this month marks the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps (November 10th), GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation are giving our injured and critically ill service members and their families a very special gift. From November 1 through December 31, the charitable foundation and Web hosting company will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Hewitt Veterans Day Show 2013

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October 30, 2013

San Diego, CA and National - This Veteran's Day, national radio personality Hugh Hewitt will be hosting his annual three hour special on the Semper Fi Fund at 3:00PM PST. He is interviewing service members who have received assistance from the Semper Fi Fund, as well as a few of our Team Semper Fi athletes. We are excited to be able to tell our stories to the nation and spread awareness for our injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Gloria and Alex’s Wedding!

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October 29, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska - Bride and groom, Gloria Chiu and Alex Luedtke, are requesting that in lieu of gifts for their wedding, a donation be made to the Semper Fi Fund to support our service members and their families. They would like to express their thanks to their family and friends for celebrating their wedding on April 12, 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: Another incredible year at the Marine Corps Marathon… thanks to our wonderful supporters!

October 27, 2013

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MCM Community Athlete: $61,000—and the Two-Foot Onions are Just Getting Started!

October 25, 2013

Washington, DC - This year marks the fifth time that former Marine Mike Tomlinson will be running the Marine Corps Marathon. Once again he’ll be leading his team, the Two-Foot Onions—which has been among the top fundraisers each year they’ve competed.

Why the “Two-Foot Onions”? As Mike explains, it has nothing at all to do with gardening. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Semper Fi Fund TD Five Boro Bike Tour

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October 24, 2013

New York, NY - Each year on the first Sunday in May, tens of thousands of riders begin their 40-mile cycling tour of New York City in Lower Manhattan. The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world’s biggest recreational bike ride. Co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this unforgettable event offers 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic Read the rest of this entry »