1st Annual Al Jaber Turkey Trot 5K

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

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 »

Master Sergeant Cedric K., USA

November 24, 2014

“I had a bad day at work,” Cedric says, recalling July 25, 2012—the day he stepped on an IED. “My bad day at work just happened to be a day that changed my life. Someone has a bad day at work, they lose their job; I kept my job, but I lost my legs.” Read the rest of this entry »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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

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 »

Petty Officer First Class, Bernard N., USN (Ret.)

November 21, 2014

Bernard joined the Navy in 2000 and, after studying aviation structural/hydraulics, deployed to Afghanistan twice with SEAL Team 3, first shortly after 9/11, and for a second time in 2003. His service took him to Japan, to California, and, in 2008, to Iraq for two deployments – he was injured by a car bomb in Sadr City in December 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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

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

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

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 »

Semper Fi Fund President, CEO & Founder Karen Guenther: Distinguished Humanitarian

November 19, 2014

The Semper Fi Fund could not be prouder to announce that our President, CEO & Founder, Karen Guenther has been named the recipient of the 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Service Award. Given just once a year, the award is a multi-service recognition presented to an individual or organization demonstrating exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concern for members of the Armed Forces or their families. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Craft and Antique Sale

November 18, 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 »

25 Hours of Thunderhill 2014

November 18, 2014

Willows, CA – For the fifth year in a row, Davidson Racing, the road racing team based out of Sparks, Nevada owned by Bob Davidson and managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Read the rest of this entry »

Concert for Valor inspires outpouring of donations to nonprofits that help veterans

November 17, 2014

Washington Post | By John Woodrow Cox | Email John | Follow @JohnWoodrowCox | November 12 at 7:40 PM | Link to Article and Photo Gallery

Before introducing rock star Dave Grohl at Tuesday night’s Concert for Valor, film legend Meryl Streep told those packed onto the Mall and watching on HBO about something more important.

“Please: Go to theconcertforvalor.com and read about the veterans service organizations like Semper Fi Fund and Give an Hour and Soldier On,” she said. “Find your way to give and honor the valor of those who serve.” Read the rest of this entry »

For Love of Country book to benefit Semper Fi Fund

November 17, 2014

For Love of Country, a new book co-authored by Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard Schultz and award-winning Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, is a celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of post-9/11 American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. The Semper Fi Fund has been named a beneficiary of donated author proceeds from the book, which will be published by Knopf on November 4th. Read the rest of this entry »