Media Alert:

Semper Fi Fund’s 16,500 Ornaments Bring Holiday Cheer to Service Members and Their Families November 18, 2018

Contact:Brian McPherson
Telephone: 740.819.9781

November 17, 2018

16,500 Holiday Ornaments Will be Packed and Shipped to Combat Wounded, Critically Ill and Injured Service Members and Their Families

Who: Over 200 Semper Fi Fund community volunteers and service members participate in annual holiday ornament packing party to remind our service members that we think of them every day and wish them good health and happiness during the Holiday Season and New Year.

Special Guests – interview available upon request

Cpl Tony PortaInjured Marine, Father and Veteran Advocate

Susan RoccoSemper Fi Fund Vice President, case management  

What: For the 10th year, Semper Fi Fund is mailing out holiday ornaments to service members and their families. This annual event brings the local community together in support of our nation’s brave service men and women. Sending a message of our support from the Semper Fi Fund as a tangible reminder that they are not alone during the holiday season.

When: November 18, 2018 10:00am–1:00pm

Where: General Chesty Puller VFW Post #1503
14631 Minnieville Rd.
Dale City, Va 22193

Why: To send Love, Hope, and a Reminder to our combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured service member and their families that we honor their sacrifice and they will never be alone. Over two-hundred community volunteers and staff will contribute to this message and package 16,500 holiday ornaments to be sent to our service members and their families helping them recover, transition and thrive.

ABOUT THE SEMPER FI FUND: The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of service members and veterans and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brian McPherson at 740.819.9781 or email at [email protected]