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 »

Semper Fi Fund to Deliver 9000+ Ornaments to Purple Heart Recipients this Holiday Season

November 17, 2014

Dale City, VA November 16, 2014 – For the sixth consecutive year, the Semper Fi Fund will deliver holiday cheer to post-9/11 injured Marines who received the Purple Heart. This past weekend, a team of incredible volunteers packed up 9000 holiday ornaments at their annual Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party at the VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, VA, and prepared them for shipment to wounded Marines across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Oceanside Turkey Trot

November 14, 2014

Oceanside, CA - Join the fun and run the Oceanside CA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27th - all while supporting the Semper Fi Fund!! When registering, be sure to choose the Semper Fi Fund from the school/charity list. $5 of your entry will go directly to Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Festival of Trees 2014

November 13, 2014

Carlsbad, CA - To continue the wonderful tradition of the “Festival of Trees,” we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County. 100% of the “net” proceeds will be forwarded to The Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »