Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

IMSFF Executive Committee

Mary Lou Hicks (Ret /Lt Col/USMC
(President Emeritus-Founder)
Karen Guenther
General Alfred Gray (29th Commandant USMC Ret.
Vice Chairman
Sgt Maj Lonnie Sanders
Wendy Lethin

Board of Directors
Gen Alfred Gray
USMC, Retired
LtGen Gregory Newbold
USMC, Retired
MajGen J. Michael Myatt
USMC, Retired
SgtMaj Lonnie Sanders
USMC, Retired
Karen Guenther
Wendy Lethin

In Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world, more than 177,00 active duty and 39,000 reserve Marines andthousands of members of other service branches are protecting our nation. Their courage and dedication often has a price.

THE NEED -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
When a Marine or other service member assigned to Marine forces is injured, their entire family shares the pain and the burden of recovery. Normal life is put on hold as loved ones travel great distances, at a moment's notice, to be at his hospital bedside, often for weeks or months. They take leave from their jobs, often without pay, and incur additional expenses for child care, lodging, travel, and other necessities. Few families are prepared for the expenses they face. They need help, and they need it quickly.

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund was created to meet this need.

OUR MISSION -----------------------------------------------------------------------

If the mother of a wounded Marine needs help with travel expenses to be with her son or daughter, the Semper Fi Fund is there. If the wife of an injured Marine falls temporarily behind on a mortgage payment because she left work to be with her husband in the hospital, the Semper Fi Fund is there. If a wounded Marine who has lost his sight from combat needs a special magnifier, or special computer, the Semper Fi Fund is there. Whatever the legitimate need, the Semper Fi Fund is ready to help. "Semper Fi" means "always faithful," and that is our pledge to the heroic Marines who have been injured while protecting this nation.

THE FUND -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund was established in May 2004. A nurse at the Camp Pendleton Naval
Hospital, whose husband was deployed to Iraq, saw first hand the needs of those returning from battle. She
brought together a group of Marine Corps spouses with diverse backgrounds to implement a plan to provide
financial grants to injured Marines, service members injured while assigned to Marine forces, and their families during their difficult road to recovery. The Fund works closely with the Marine Corps, the Navy, and hospitals nationwide to identify and assess the needs of specific families. To date, the Fund has provided over $2 million of assistance in more than 1,200 grants.

HOW YOU CAN HELP ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please help support our injured Marines and their families. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
To support the fund please send donations to:

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
825 College Blvd, Suite 102
PMB 609
Oceanside, CA

Please make checks payable to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. You can also donate online at HYPERLINK
Please send your questions to: HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]"

Thank you for your support!



Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
825 College Boulevard
Suite 102 PMB 609
Oceanside, CA 92057

General Information
For questions about the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, donations, the history of the organization, fundraising and sponsoring an event, or other inquiries about the fund, please contact:
(ph) 703.640.0181
[email protected]

Press Enquiries
If you are a member of the media or press, please contact:
Jennifer Quasdorf
[email protected]















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