The Semper Fi Fund – Update

Did you know that to date, the Semper Fi Fund has assisted 21,000 members of all branches of our military who have been injured in the recent wars?  They have provided $180,000,000 in assistance, helping 173,000 injured heroes.   Please consider supporting this wonderful organization.  You can log on to their website: www.semperfifund.org to learn more details about their unwavering commitment to our heroes.

The IMSFF Cookbook Fundraiser, with the help and support of family members of our military and other supporters like GoDaddy.com,  has already donated $87,171 to the Semper Fi Fund since 2009.   You can also be a part of this great cause.  The cookbooks sell for only $10/ea. plus shipping via media mail (the cheapest way) and have wonderful recipes.  Please log on to our website, or e-mail Gladys Rodriguez at: gladrod@comcast.net to place your order.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering your support to these heroes who have given up so much for our country and our freedom.

The Semper Fi Fund

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.

Fundraiser Hosted by Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant

Brian Boru raised $90 at their hosted event for the Semper Fi Fund on Thursday, July 12th. The manager explained that since it is Summer, they did not have as many customers as expected. The total raised, including the donations received, comes to $185. We will try to do next year’s event sometime in the Spring or Fall to get better results. Brian Boru’s commitment and interest to support the Semper Fi Fund are greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts! We are very grateful for their commitment to this fantastic charity. Thank you, Brian Boru!

Results from Brian Boru’s fundraiser on July 12th.

I just got word from Brian Boru’s Manager that they raised $90 at last night’s event for the Semper Fi Fund.  We also received $95 in donations, bringing the total raised to $195.

The Manager mentioned that this time of the year is not their busiest, since a lot of people go on vacation. I told her that every dollar counts and their support is greatly appreciated. Next year I plan to schedule the event either in the Spring or Fall.   We are very thankful to Brian Boru for hosting this event and to all who participated and made a donation.

Fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund at Brian Boru tomorrow!

Tomorrow, July 12th is the day! I hope to see you at Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant in Severna Park, as they host our fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. They are donating $10 from a special and delicious $25 menu. I hope to see you tomorrow! Bob and I will be there to answer questions about the Semper Fi Fund and sell the cookbooks that raise funds for them. Thank you in advance for your support!!!

Remember! Our fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund hosted by Brian Boru Restaurant is next week!

We are less than a week away from our fundraiser hosted by Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant in Severna Park, Md. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Brian Boru Restaurant will donate $10 to the Semper Fi Fund if you choose from their special menu (which is delicious!). Bob and I will be there answering questions about the fund and selling the cookbooks that raise funds for this wonderful organization that assists our injured service members for life. Please check their website at www.semperfifund.org so you can learn more about their mission. See you on Thursday!

The Semper Fi Fund

Are you familiar with the Semper Fi Fund?

Below is a list of the areas where the Semper Fi Fund helps our injured service members of all branches of our military from recent wars.  Please log in to their website at: www.semperfifund.org so you can see more details of the many ways that they help, and how you can also get involved.

Program Areas of Assistance
  • Bedside Financial Support
  • Housing Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Specialized & Adaptive Equipment
  • Caregiver Support & Retreats
  • Kids Camp 
  • Canine  Program
  • Horsemanship Program

Fundraiser at Brian Boru for the Semper Fi Fund – Update

We have finalized all details for the fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund at Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant in Severna Park, Maryland, on July 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.   If you choose from their special menu below, they will donate $10 to the Semper Fi Fund.  Below are details of the menu and it is fantastic!  I hope to see you there.  Bob and I will be at the entrance of the restaurant answering any questions about this wonderful organization that assists our injured service members, and selling the cookbooks that raise funds for them also.    Thank you so much for your support!

Menu:

Enjoy your choice of the following…
Starter

A cup of our traditional Potato & Leek Soup OR Tomato Whiskey

Our beginner’s Garden Salad

Main Course

Chicken Pot Pie

A savory blend of roasted chicken, carrots, celery, onions and peas topped with a puff pastry.

Fish & Chips

Fillets of Cod are dipped in our homemade
beer batter, deep-fried to a golden brown,
served with Irish chips and tartar sauce.

Beef Stew

Tender chunks of beef stewed with carrots,

onions and celery topped with mashed potato

Shepherd’s Pie

Ground beef sirloin with onions, peas, carrots, rich gravy topped with mashed potatoes.

Irish Reuben

Our first cut of corned beef with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Irish mustard dressing, on grilled rye bread.

Boru Beet Salad

Chilled roasted beets, pine nuts, goat cheese and golden balsamic vinaigrette topped with grilled chicken.

Dessert

Irish Bread Pudding                                                                  Chocolate Mousse

Fundraiser at Brian Boru Restaurant in Severna Park, Maryland

To all supporters of the Semper Fi Fund – Save the Date!  We are having a fundraiser at Brian Boru Restaurant in Severna Park, Maryland, on July 12, 2018.  A portion of a special menu they will have available will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.  Stay tuned for additional details!  I hope to see you all at this great Irish Restaurant and great supporters of our cause on that date.

New donation to the Semper Fi Fund From Cookbook Sales

I am very happy to inform you that I sent a check for $800 to the Semper Fi Fund this week, resulting from cookbook sales.  We sold 25 cookbooks at the fundraiser at Homestead Gardens, and have received orders from the Marine Corps Museum, USS Midway and the Marine Corps Association.  Since 2009, and thanks to all our supporters, we have raised a total of $87,171, including $6,500 matched by GoDaddy.com from their program to support the Semper Fi Fund.  If you would like to order any cookbooks, please e-mail me at: gladrod@comcast.net.  The cookbooks are only $10/ea. plus shipping via media mail, which is the most economical way.

Our sincere and deepest appreciation to all who have supported our cause and have made these cookbooks very successful.  Thank You!