Riverton Country Club Ladies’ Charity Event to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

September 19, 2014

Cinnaminson, NJ - This year the Riverton Country Club women will hold their annual charity golf outing on October 2nd. The funds raised from this event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. This event will include a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Sergeant Shurvon P., USMC (Ret.)

September 15, 2014

Shurvon was finishing a patrol in his HUMVEE returning to base when it was hit by an IED in May of 2005. All were injured, but Shurvon was most serious. He suffered a broken left leg, lung blast, six broken ribs, and his jaw was broken in four places. Six days after Shurvon’s brain was deprived of oxygen resulting in his traumatic brain injury. Shurvon is now paralyzed and is unable to communicate with speech. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Post: Marine wounded alongside Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter featured in new video

September 15, 2014

Washington Post | By Dan Lamothe | Email | Follow Dan on Twitter | September 15, 2014 | Link to Article

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 »

Sergeant Juan H., USMC (Ret.)

September 12, 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 P., USMC (Ret.)

September 12, 2014

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 »

Federal and State Employees: CFC Is Here!

September 12, 2014

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 »

The Brandywine Polo Club British Invasion

September 11, 2014

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 »

SEMPER FI

September 11, 2014

Ranch & Reata Magazine | A.J. Mangum | September 11, 2014 | Link to Article

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 »

Semper Fi Fund Benefit Bike Wash

September 9, 2014

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 »

4th Annual Medieval Madness Feast 2014

September 5, 2014

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 »

Corporal Jose A., USMC, (Ret.)

September 4, 2014

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 »

Marine Master Sergeant John H.: “My injury has taught me what is important about life.”

September 1, 2014

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 »

The Semper Fi Fund Announces New Logo for its America’s Fund Program

September 1, 2014

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

August 29, 2014

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.

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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.

For more information and to purchase, please visit the Forty Mike Apparel website http://www.fortymike.com/ or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FortyMike

Heroic Wellness

August 27, 2014

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 »