By Alicia Selliti | PRWeb | prweb.com | April 17, 2013
Washington, DC – In the wake of Monday’s tragedy in Boston, the nation mourns the lives we lost, and grieves for the injured and their families. These are the first days in what may be a long road to recovery; and America’s Fund will be there to help. The charity program, administered by the veteran non-profit Semper Fi Fund, will be sending staff, volunteers, and amputees wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan to Boston to provide encouragement, guidance, and immediate financial support to victims and their families.
America’s Fund provides the critical financial aid injured veterans need to recover, made possible by the generosity of service members and civilians alike. Recognizing the essential support that America has given them in their mission, America’s Fund set up the Boston Marathon Relief Fund to aid in this homeland terrorist attack, collecting donations that will directly assist victims of the Boston bombings. Assistance will start with the most critically injured and expand as they receive donations for this program.
“We are all too familiar with the challenges that lie ahead for the wounded and their families,” said Semper Fi Fund CEO and President Karen Guenther. “We have been at the bedsides of our injured service members from Iraq and Afghanistan for the last 10 years, and we have supported them in their recovery, so it’s a natural fit. We have the expertise to help, and decided we needed to be here.”
Visit https://americasfund.org/donate.php to support the America’s Fund Boston Marathon Relief Fund. Scroll down to where it reads: “Is this donation in support of an event, campaign, or fundraiser?” Check “yes” and select “Boston Marathon Relief Fund” from the drop-down menu.
About America’s Fund and Semper Fi Fund
America’s Fund is a program administered by the Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since May of 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided over $73M in assistance to over 9200 service members. It has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is one of two veteran charities to receive an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. For more information on America’s Fund visit http://www.americasfund.org.
The Semper Fi Fund provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. Our program provides support in a variety of ways including: Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTSD and TBI Support and Team Semper Fi. For more information on Semper Fi Fund visit: http://www.semperfifund.org.