New Donation to the Semper Fi Fund

I am sending a check for $1,000 to the Semper Fi Fund tomorrow from cookbook sales.  This will make our total donations since 2009 – $88,171.  With’s match until December 31st, the total contributed to this great organization from the cookbooks sales is  $89,171.

Please consider making a donation to them by 12/31/18.  Every dollar makes a difference!  Thank you so much for your support!

Great News from!

The Semper Fi Fund announced that will once again match every contribution to the fund until December 31st. 2018.  This match will be up to 10M!  A grateful and heartfelt thank you to this great company for their continuous support of the Semper Fi Fund and our injured heroes.  Please make your donation before that date so it will be doubled!

I invite you to log on to their website: so you can learn more about their fabulous mission of unending support to our injured troops.

Thank you!


The Semper Fi Fund Expands to Assist Vietnam Veterans

The Semper Fi Fund has announced that Vietnam Veterans are now included in getting assistance from this great organization.  Below is the information regarding this new benefit.  I invite you to log on to the Semper Fi Fund at: to learn more about this additional commitment from this great organization.


LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund for Vietnam Veterans

Eligibility Criteria: • Blind/legally blind • Paralyzed (paraplegia, quadriplegia) • Amputation (loss of leg, arm or any combination) • Burned over 50% of the body • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury — cannot function independently (needs 24/7 care and supervision) • Life threatening illness linked to Agent Orange exposure (recognized by VA)
If eligible, assistance may be provided in the following areas (case by case basis): • Transportation grant (Adaptive Vehicle or Modifications, Vehicle Repairs) • Housing grant (Modifications, Repairs, Adaptive Home) • Medical Care grant — (not covered by insurance or VA)
LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund for Vietnam Veterans
For more information, please call 760-725-3680 or contact us at

The Semper Fi Fund is excited to announce the:
The program will expand our mission to care for veterans from all US military service branches who are catastrophically injured from combat operations in Vietnam.
*must have one or more of the conditions

IMSFF Cookbook Fundraiser Update

To all our supporters, our thanks and great appreciation for your continued support of this fundraiser.  Since 2009, we have donated a total of $87,171 to the Semper Fi Fund from cookbook sales.  I just received two orders – one from the Marine Corps Association and another one from the USS Midway, so I am hoping to send a donation to the SFF as soon as I receive the checks for these two orders.   Please don’t forget our heroes who have gone through so much and whose lives have been changed forever.  Go to the Semper Fi Fund’s website, so you can learn about their mission and support.

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: 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,  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: 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: 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 so you can learn more about their mission. See you on Thursday!