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Michael Ton - Semper Fi Fund

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THE STORY:

http://www.semperfifund.org/







The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is 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. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 service members within 24-72 hours of request.







The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) 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, Team Semper Fi, and America's Fund: a self-funded program administered by the Semper Fi Fund that currently assists those service members with catastrophic injuries in intensive care units at our nation's military hospitals, regardless of what military branch they serve in.







The Semper Fi Fund's streamlined structure keeps overhead very low – less than 6% – because we realize every dollar saved can be put to better use elsewhere. We are one of two veteran charities to receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy, and Charity Navigator has given us their highest rating of "Four Star."







The basic ideal that drives our efforts is simple: as much as these American heroes have sacrificed, they deserve the best care and support available in their hour of need. Injuries are often severe, and the road to recovery or rehabilitation can be long and costly.







Beyond the staggering costs of hospitalization and treatment, related expenses typically pile up quickly. Family members may lose income when taking time off work to visit and care for injured loved ones. Childcare, plane fare and other travel expenses often stretch a family's budget to the breaking point.







Many of those we work with must have their homes modified, or even move into a new home designed to accommodate a serious disability; adaptive transportation is needed. The list goes on and on, and so do the bills. That's where we come in.







Since establishing this fund in 2004, we've issued more than 53,000 grants totaling more than $70 million to over 8,800 of our heroes and their families. Clearly, the program is working. But our challenges are actually increasing, especially due to the level of severe trauma sustained in areas like Afghanistan and Iraq.







Tax-deductible contributions from people like you make up our lifeblood. Whether your donation is large or small, a one-time gift or ongoing endowment, you have the power to make a real difference, here and now; no matter where in the world you live.







Help us help those who have given so much in the name of freedom.

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$60

MONEY RAISED
  • Don Messerschmidt

    $40

  • Van Ton

    $20

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15% Raised of $400 Goal

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The Team: $60 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Van Ton

Van Ton

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Don Messerschmidt

Don Messerschmidt

DONATION: $40

In tribute to an amazing son-in-law. 5 years ago