The Semper Fi Fund story began in the spring of 2003. Just back from Operation Iraqi Freedom, the first wave of wounded Marines and Sailors landed at Camp Pendleton, California. A dedicated group of Marine spouses began to organize welcome home activities at the hospital. They arranged travel for family members who couldn’t afford airfare. They provided a specialized van for a Marine who is now a quadriplegic through the generosity of donors like retired Marine Colonel Jack Kelly. The group assembled and distributed care bags filled with toiletries and phone cards. And still, the injured kept coming. As the need continued, the Semper Fi Fund grew to be the great and well-managed organization it is now, which not only supports injured Marines, but also service members from all branches of the military. They have given over $100M in assistance and their commitment has not changed at all – if anything, it has gotten bigger.
Please log in to their website at: www.semperfifund.org so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved in assisting our injured heroes who in many cases will need help for the rest of their lives. Thank you in advance for your support of this great cause and organization.