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Organization Number: 26-0086305
Organization Name: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Address: 825 College Blvd, Suite 102
Address: PMB 609
City: Oceanside
State / Province: CA
Zip / Post Code: 92057
Country: United States
Phone: 1-760-725-3680 Ext:
Fax: 1-760-725-3685
Organization Email: info@SemperFiFund.org
Website Address: http://www.SemperFiFund.org

Detailed Description:
The Need

Wounded Marines and sailors are given the finest medical care available, but it is their families that provide the emotional component for healing. These families share the pain and burden of recovery, but few have the resources to get them through this stressful time. They are not prepared for the personal and financial disruption that occurs when they drop everything to be with their loved one through long months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Often, they must take leave from their jobs without pay, and incur expenses for travel, lodging, child care, and other necessities. Their need is genuine, and immediate.

The IMSFF was created to respond to this need.


Our Mission

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance to injured Marines and sailors, and other service members injured while assigned to Marine forces. The goal is to alleviate the financial burden placed on the family so that their focus can be on their loved one's recovery. 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 behind on a mortgage payment because she left work to be with her husband at the hospital, the Semper Fi Fund is there. If a wounded Marine, whose sight was impaired from an RPG blast, needs a special magnifier, the Semper Fi Fund is there.

Semper Fi means Always Faithful. That is our pledge to the heroic Marines who have been injured while protecting our nation.


The Fund

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund was established in May 2004. A nurse at 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 to implement a plan to give financial grants and needed equipment to injured Marines and their families. These grants are given with no expectation of repayment.

The Fund works closely with the Marine Corps, the Navy, and hospitals nationwide to identify and assess the needs of specific families. The application process for a grant is simple yet thorough, and assistance is typically delivered in less than 72 hours.

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. The Fund has consistently tried to keep its Program expenses well over 90% of all expenses. This means that our Administrative and Fundraising costs remain at less than 10% of all expenses.




 

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