Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park!

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December 4, 2014

San Diego, CA - It’s beginning to look a lot like Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park! Please help us spread the news to your organization about our inaugural holiday event. For 12 select dates during December, Petco Park will open its gates to families and friends with a unique event to celebrate the holidays and get everyone into the holiday spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

Disabled veterans hit the slopes at Breckenridge this week

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December 2, 2014

KDVR FOX 31 DENVER | BY KENT ERDAHL | LINK TO COVERAGE | POSTED 8:06 PM, DECEMBER 2, 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A unique ski event in Breckenridge this week is helping our wounded warriors hit the slopes, many for the very first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Depot Social Media Challenge!

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December 1, 2014

We are honored to partner with Team Depot (Home Depot Foundation) to raise awareness and support for the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund mission of serving those who preserve our freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Every Tuesday a #GivingTuesday!

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December 1, 2014

#GIVINGTUESDAY is a dedicated day during the holiday season to celebrate generosity and giving. Make giving back a part of your holiday tradition on this and every Tuesday of the holiday season!

Consider these 5 reasons to support the Semper Fi Fund on #GIVINGTUESDAY and every Tuesday this month: Read the rest of this entry »

Vet Crosses Country on Horseback for PTSD Awareness

A Marine Corps veteran has come to Camp Pendleton after traveling across the country on horseback to raise awareness for veterans dealing with physical and emotional pain. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports on Nov. 30, 2014. (Published Monday, Dec 1, 2014)
December 1, 2014

NBC San Diego | Monday, Dec 1, 2014 • Updated at 12:13 PM PST | By Liberty Zabala | Link to Article | Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook

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 »

What makes us thankful?

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November 26, 2014

This being the 10th anniversary year for the Semper Fi Fund, and with Thanksgiving upon us, the Semper Fi Fund team thought it would be appropriate to identify 10 things that make us thankful. Read the rest of this entry »

Crack’em Eggs Supports the Semper Fi Fund

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November 24, 2014

The ​Crack'em provides a better way for users to crack eggs! It is a spoon rest with a sharp edge in the center that gives the user the perfect surface for cracking eggs or resting cooking utensils. It contains messes, captures shell fragments, and ensures eggs are perfectly cracked every time. $1 from the purchase of each Crack'em will go to support the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

1st Annual Al Jaber Turkey Trot 5K

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November 24, 2014

Al Jaber, Kuwait - Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (VMM-363) will hold its first annual Turkey Trot 5K to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Uniform of the day will be appropriate civilian PT Gear. T-Shirts will be on sale for $15, and the proceeds benefiting the Semper Fi Fund, providing 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Send a Holiday Donation Card

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November 24, 2014

Please note: The deadline for ordering 2014 cards was December 20th and the 2014 holiday card is no longer available. Thank you for your incredible support!!

Serving those who serve us all is a great way to embrace the holiday spirit

For many people, holiday traditions include not just food and family, but also helping others. We believe that helping those who have sacrificed so much on behalf of us all is a wonderful gesture to include in your holiday celebration.

So this holiday season, please consider sending Semper Fi Fund or America's Fund holiday cards to your friends, family members, co-workers, service members you know—or anyone else on your gift list. Read the rest of this entry »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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November 24, 2014

Lebanon, OH - Learn self-defense tactics while giving back to our wonderful service members and their families. Next April, Mike and Debbie Gardner with the Survive Institute will be giving their fabulous "Courage Based Self-Defense" seminar. If you're in the area, sign up to learn how to protect yourself while supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds from this event will go directly back to the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please visit www.lebanonkickboxing.com or email Mark Worley at: worley 866@gmail.com Read the rest of this entry »

‘The long trail home’ raises money for veterans

Matt Littrell (left) began his journey in May when he left from Camp Lejune in Surf City, North Carolina and headed to Camp Pendleton. Also pictured: Kristen Fuhrmann - Alex Cubit
November 24, 2014

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 7:32 pm | Updated: 7:43 pm, Fri Nov 21, 2014 | Alexis Cubit | Hi-Desert Star | Link to Article

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 »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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November 20, 2014

Lebanon, OH - Learn self-defense tactics while giving back to our wonderful service members and their families. Next April, Mike and Debbie Gardner with the Survive Institute will be giving their fabulous "Courage Based Self-Defense" seminar. If you're in the area, sign up to learn how to protect yourself while supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds from this event will go directly back to the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please visit www.lebanonkickboxing.com or email Mark Worley at: worley 866@gmail.com Read the rest of this entry »

Journey Downstream

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November 20, 2014

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 »

2014 Craft and Antique Sale

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November 19, 2014

Trumbull, CT – For the 4th year, Maureen LaBoa has organized a Craft & Antique Sale to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. She will fill her house with painted furniture, folk-art Christmas ornaments, bookmarks made form books beyond repair, hand-stamped jewelry, and vintage finds. If you love the idea of finding cool and unusual objects, but hate traipsing through garage sales, stop by because Maureen has all of the good finds! Read the rest of this entry »

Founder of charity for wounded troops receives joint-service award

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November 19, 2014

Military Times | By Karen Jowers, Staff Writer | 1:19 p.m. EST November 19, 2014 | Link to Article

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 »