About the Marine Corps Reserve Association:
Since 1926 the Marine Corps Reserve Association has.Fostered the advancement of the professional and technical skills of Reserve officers; promoted the interest of Reserve officers in the USMC and the interest of the USMC in Reserve officers; to represent and assist individual members; and , at all times to promote the interests of the USMC in the broadest and most liberal manner to the end that it may best advance the welfare of and serve to preserve the security of the United States. We have never forgotten our mission.
Recognizing the growing need to support injured service members, from all branches of the military, we made the decision to support Semper Fi Fund or America's Fund. Our first golf tournament benefited their mission in 2015 and since then we have raised over $200,000!! We may not be able to conduct our tournament this year, but it does not mean we cannot still support the Fund and this is what we intend to do with this auction. There are some incredible items to bid on, face masks, steaks, lobster, electronic equipment, antique toys, signed sports memorabilia, sight-seeing trips, even hunting trips. There is something for everyone and best of all, ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO THE Semper Fi & Amerierica's Fund.
This auction will be different, you will only have five (5) days to bid on some incredible items. Bidding will begin at 0800 3 September and will run till 2300 7 September, Eastern Time. So please help us help SEMPER FI & America's FUND. By registering you will receive reminders of the auction to ensure you dont miss these incredible offers! Thank you for your support, scroll down to the bottom of the page register and best of all, send this to ALL your friends.
About Semper Fi & America's Fund:
A Timeline of Our History
"Our Mission is Crucial. Our Duty is Clear"
Our story began in the spring of 2003. Wounded Marines and sailors were returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, the first wave of wounded were landing at Camp Pendleton, CA. Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active duty Marine saw firsthand the challenges faced by wounded Marines and Sailors as they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. She, along with a determined group of military spouses began to organize welcome home activities at the hospital, arranged travel for family, provided a specialized van for a quadriplegic and distributed care bags filled with toiletries and phone cards.
Still the injured kept coming. Realizing that a growing number of families across the nation were facing similar situations, Karen brought together a dynamic team to expand the initial efforts to become a nationwide nonprofit so that wounded and critically ill service members and their families would never be alone or forgotten. In May of 2004, the mission was clear: "to provide combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members with immediate financial assistance and quality of life solutions to lift the burdens of their new reality, so that each family could focus on their loved one's recovery." Thousands of lives and families would be changed for the better over the years that followed as Semper Fi Fund's efforts and reputation grew. Service members and donors alike knew that the fund had made a commitment to support service members not just at the time of injury or illness, but for a lifetime if necessary. With administration and fundraising costs kept to an absolute minimum, about 7% since inception, the Fund is able to commit to giving the majority of every dollar to those who truly need it.
Wanting to expand its efforts beyond Marines and Sailors, the Semper Fi Fund announced in March 2012, the creation of America's Fund, a self-funded program of the Semper Fi Fund created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of ALL BRANCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES and their families. As of January 2020, the Semper Fi Fund has provided assistance to 24,000 wounded service members and their families. The Fund has a dedicated and passionate staff plus hundreds of volunteers across the nation and overseas. Now in its second decade, the Semper Fi Fund's goal remains the same as it was on day one: to embody the spirit of our name - Semper Fi - and to remain always faithful in our crucial mission of serving those who preserve our freedom.
Proven. Effective. Immediate. We are dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Families though our Programs.
Service Member and Support: Bedside Financial Support, Housing Assistance, Transportation, Adaptive Equipment, Caregiver Support and Retreats, and Visiting Nurse Programs
Transition: Education & Career Assistance, Veteran to Veteran Support (V2V), Apprenticeship Programs, Veteran & Unit Reunions, and Semper Fi & America's Fund Odyssey Retreat
Integrative Wellness: NeuroFitness, Specialized Equipment, Counseling, PTSD Resources, Sports Programs, Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, and the Tim & Sandy Day Canine Program
Here's what our Veteran our saying: Shortly after Eric received his Trackchair. I had the pleasure of watching my Superman working in the backyard through the kitchen window today. It was the first time he was able to get all over the yard and work without assistance." Laura Myers wife, Staff Sergeant Eric Myers, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne
"I wouldn't be where I am today without the Semper Fi Fund" Corporal Dan Lasko
"I'm amazed at the level of support your organization provides to veterans," retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Fernando Garcia, "your help arrived just in time."
Semper Fi Fund paid to get my service dog Phoebe. In the short time we have had Phoebe, it already feels like weve had her from the very beginning. She has been a perfect addition to our family. Semper Fi Fund has never hesitated to help our family when we have needed the help and well be forever grateful.
Americas Fund has helped not just financially, which is important, but from the camaraderie they provide,My wife and family became very close with the reps and some of the people they work with, even before I regained consciousness. Captain Edward "Flip" Klein, U.S. Army
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