When President Obama presented the Medal of Honor this year to Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, he recalled the way the infantryman attempted to save his friend, Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, from the devastating effects of a grenade blast on a roof in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington Post: Marine wounded alongside Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter featured in new videoSeptember 15, 2014
“Life is a teacher. It will give you the tools to solve every problem that comes up.”
When most people see a service member in a wheelchair or with a prosthetic limb, they can quickly begin to understand the sacrifices made by that service member on behalf of all Americans. Read the rest of this entry »
Staff Sergeant Courtney "Corey" Petersen (Ret.) was injured in 2007, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. During her month-long stay in intensive care, The Semper Fi Fund assisted Corey's husband to ensure that he had the resources needed to care for his wife.
"Sometimes you can do everything right, plan, take safety precautions, and accidents will still happen. Read the rest of this entry »
The CFC—Combined Federal Campaign—is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. It’s also the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees.
So we want you to remember one thing: 11459. Read the rest of this entry »
Toughkenamon, PA – On September 14th, the British Armed Services Polo Team will compete with the Brandywine Polo Team on the grounds at The Brandywine Polo Club starting at approximately 3:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »
Horsemanship offers veterans relief from the traumas of combat.
In 2002, Chris Lowe was a teenager from a small Texas town, a 19-year-old community college student with an ambition to serve his country. Following a family tradition of military service, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Two years later, he was in Iraq, on a combat deployment in the chaotic hotbed of Fallujah, providing security for an explosives disposal team, when an enemy mortar exploded just feet away from him. Only luck saved his life. Read the rest of this entry »
San Clemente, CA - Do you ride? This Sunday, stop by the SC Rider Supply shop to enjoy some music, food and fun prizes/giveaways from our auction to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Free gift bags to the first 50 bikes washed. Read the rest of this entry »
Alexandria, VA – Once again, Medieval Madness "A Night of Feast and Fun!," is being held at John Strongbow's Tavern in Alexandria, VA on the evening of October 18, 2014 to raise support for the Semper Fi Fund. There will a four course feast, live comedy show and sword fighting.
Medieval Madness is the vision of three disabled Veterans who want to give back to their community with arts and history. Please join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, great food, with a little history, and all in support of the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »
Born in Los Angeles and currently living in a suburb of San Diego, Marine Corporal Jose A. always wanted to join the military.
“My grandfather served in the Army,” he said. “I grew up with him talking about that, and it really interested me. As I got older, I saw that the Marine Corps was the most challenging branch, so I enlisted right out of high school.”
“I wanted to do something I could be proud of,” Jose continues. “I couldn't think of anything better than the Marine Corps: It represented honor and courage, and that's what I wanted.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Home Depot Foundation is giving back to our veterans and the Semper Fi Fund has joined forces with Team Depot during this giving season. Click here to read the official rules of the giving campaign http://thd.co/give and read below to enjoy an incredible hero story.
“My wife was an expert in all things Semper Fi Fund before I even gained consciousness,” says Master Sergeant John H., referring to his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in early 2011. “The Semper Fi Fund, with support from the Home Depot Foundation, has done more for me than anyone else.” Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Pendleton, CA – The Semper Fi Fund is proud to unveil a new logo for its America’s Fund program, which provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to severely injured and critically ill post-9/11 service members and their families representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »
Forty Mike Apparel - The purchase of any t-shirt from the Forty Mike Apparel catalog by disabled veteran artist, Roy van Wey, USMC (ret) will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 100% of the profits from the sales of these selected shirts will be donate to the Fund.
Roy's brother and veteran artist, Andy van Wey, has designated his designs to benefit the America's Fund. 100% of the profits from the sales of his t-shirts will be donated directly to Americas Fund.
Miami, FL - Heroic Wellness is an elite corporate health and wellness company that specializes in fitness, nutrition, and stress management. They offer small and mid-sized businesses comprehensive programming enabling employees to live happier and healthier lives—ultimately benefitting the company’s bottom line. They are unique in their focus on Positive Wellness™: the focus on what is gained rather than what is lost, celebrating their clients’ progress through improved strength, mental acuity and self-esteem.
The Team at Heroic Wellness has pledged 50% of their proceeds of their t-shirt sales to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Drayden, MD - The St. Mary's Century has once again selected the Semper Fi Fund to support our injured and critically ill service members and their families. This race is organized by Patuxent Velo which is a USCF (road) and NORBA (mountain) bicycle racing club located in Southern Maryland.
There will be options for riders of various abilities. Choose a traditional full century (104 miles), 68 miles, 50 miles, or 25 miles. Routes are flat to rolling, with occasional hills. All rest stops have real bathrooms (no port-a-potties) and are sponsored by local restaurants that will be well-stocked with traditional items, as well as local specialties. Whether you ride the entire 100 miles or the shorter routes, count on hospitality and friendliness. At the end of the ride enjoy the festivities and delicious food.
The rides start from Dennis Point Marina located at 46555 Dennis Point Road, Drayden MD, 20630. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:00-9:00 am and century riders are required to start no later then 9:00 am.
For registration and information, please visit their website.
Santa Clarita, CA - Come out on Sunday, August 31st to Bier Academy! Enjoy their hospitality, warm environment and quality food. Serving an impressive selection of German, Belgian, American and other beers from around the world, as well as many flavorful wines. Savor delightful tastes with a serving of our bratwurst or our sliders. 25% of all tabs will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to benefit our wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »