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 »
This November, in honor of Veterans Day, Waterford Press re-releases the Combat First Aid guide, a pocket-sized essential that shows you what to do before emergency medical help arrives—and just might help you save a life. Developed with the assistance of certified emergency medical technicians and military medics, this guide provides a clear understanding of the basics of first aid and how to evaluate injuries and provide proper first aid for specific injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
First an Ironman, then he hopes to make the U.S. Paralympic team.
By Laken Litman – October 29, 2013 at 9:47am EDT
ARLINGTON, Va. — Jose Ramos is an example of why there should be no excuses in life.
Ramos, a retired Navy Corpsman who was also a member of a Marine Scout Sniper Platoon, had his arm blown off by a rocket in Iraq in 2004. Sunday, he was one of 30,000 people who competed in the Marine Corps Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »
Protected: Another incredible year at the Marine Corps Marathon… thanks to our wonderful supporters!October 27, 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 »
Many military-affiliated charities have been re-evaluating their missions recently. Often, charities can adapt to the changing needs of the community faster than the Defense Department can. That’s good for the military community today, and it will be even more important down the road as DoD resources are constricted, even as the needs of wounded service members and their families continue. Read the rest of this entry »