Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Rating: 4.88 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Health, Veterans

Location: 825 College Blvd Ste 102, PMB 609 Oceanside CA 92057 USA

Mission: Marines and Sailors, along with members of the other service branches, who are attached to Marine units, are deployed all over the world protecting and preserving our freedom. As a result, many are injured in combat operations and in training accidents, or face life threatening illness. Injury to a service member causes an immediate crisis for his or her entire family; not just emotionally, but also financially. Depending on the type of injury, recovery can take many months, and rehabilitative care can take years, often in hospitals far from loved ones. Airplane tickets, food, lodging, car rental, phone bills and lost wages are some of the things that can create an unexpected financial hardship during what is already a very stressful time.
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3 people found this review helpful

If rfjs can read financials, maybe s/he should compare the Form 990's between WWP and SFF. Among other things that stand out are the gross disparities in slaries/compensation of paid staff.
I initially dontated to WWP until I saw how little, percentage-wise, was going to direct services. I now have a recurring, monthly donation going to SFF on behalf of a fallen Vietnam-era comrade.
SFF is a great organization, with minimal overhead, and the vast majority of its resurces are dedicated to helping our wouinded warriors.
If rfjs can't see that, then silence may be the appropriate/responsible thing to do.

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I have been helping raise money for this noble fund for 9 years, years during which I have been a personal witness to the direct aid that they have given to many injured Marines and their families in the greater St. Louis area. The fund is efficient, serves its constituents immediately when the need arises, and has such a caring way of delivering their assistance. I am proud to be associated with these folks. May God continue to bless them!

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RJFS has written, what I feel, is an untrue and unfair review. I know of very few charities that donate of $60 million to injured marines with an overhead of about 4%.
I happen to personally know one of the caseworkers. I can tell you that she works pretty much 24/7 to get money to these marines. The money buys iPads, beds, airplane tickets, bus tickets, gifts for loved ones. Wherever there is a dire need, these ladies work so hard to fulfill it. I know these caseworkers shed many tears listening to the humble requests that are made.
These ladies are just as determined and hardworking as the troops they are aiding.

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As a donor it gives me great satisfaction to know that so much of my donation (nearly 95 cents on the dollar) actually goes to Wounded Servicemen/women. What other organization can say that? Upon further investigation of IMSFF, it is apparent that they are providing real help to our veterans. IMSFF assists with expenses like housing, and basic needs, as well special events like their Team Semper Fi. This is one organization worth supporting, and my family and I will definitely continue to do so.

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Semper Fi Fund is a great charity! I just did a fundraiser for them and had a great response from friends and family. And unlike many military charities they have a very low overhead of 5%. Join me in supporting the Semper Fi Fund! Semper Fi!

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Great organization! They give a ton of assistance to service members and their families without much fanfare. Check out their overhead -- it is only 6%!

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They are down to earth - truly helpful.

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2009-12-01

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I started donating when a fellow Marine of my son was injured. He unfortunately passed away from his injuries but my husband and I felt it was important to continue to support the Semper Fi Fund. Since then we have come to hear great things from another fellow Marine, learning to live his new normal as physically challenged Marine. Thank you Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund for all you do for these outstanding young men and women who serve in our armed forces. Anna Lancaster, OR

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Amazing organization that helps our injured service members! They would do anything for those in need. I also like that they have a low overhead...they give as much as they can back to our Marines and Sailors.

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Great staff and volunteers!

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