Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to assisting our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families by providing vital financial and program support – today, tomorrow, together.

Vision

Every combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service member or military family will experience the appreciation and respect of our supporters. Our warriors and their families will achieve the highest possible quality of life and independence. They will not be forgotten on their road to recovery.

Who we are

Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) was started by military spouses who immediately jumped in at the beginning of the war to provide bedside support to combat wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Fund’s model of lifelong relationships between service members and our team is unique among Veteran Service Organizations.

The Fund is run today by those same military spouses, along with an amazing group of staff and volunteers.

The Fund delivers direct and needs-based financial assistance and tailored support. Our heroes become part of our family – and we become part of theirs – for life.

We are more than a charity. We are a family.

How we work

We wrap our arms around our military heroes of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard and their families. We embrace those facing all manner of critical service-connected injuries and illnesses to include traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, cancer, amputations, burns, agent orange, and many other conditions impacting their lives.

We are dedicated to holistic one-to-one, heart-to-heart love and support. We provide hope, healing and quality of life solutions – for a lifetime. We come alongside to help these men and women attain and sustain their fullest level of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health as they return to our communities after service.

Our support is delivered by highly trained and experienced case managers who establish enduring relationships with those we serve. Additionally, those navigating complex medical conditions are supported by our visiting nurses with specialized training.

None of this work would be possible without the incredible support of our donors who are investing in the lives of our military heroes.

Programs:

The Fund provides program support in three critical areas: Service Member and Family Support, Transition, and Integrative Wellness.

  • Service Member and Family Support

Our Case Managers provide financial assistance and tailored support to help with the expenses incurred during initial hospitalization and throughout recovery. Our programming supports combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families.

  • Transition

Education support and career assistance provides those we serve with the tools and skills to successfully reconnect with their communities and build productive and improved lives.

  • Integrative Wellness

Our Integrative Wellness program applies a holistic approach to long-term health, providing tools to improve body, mind and spirit. In addition to post-traumatic stress support, we foster healing through powerful programming with innovative technologies, animal therapy and arts and music for all types of injuries and illnesses. The power of our Integrative Wellness programs has changed – and saved – countless lives.

Learn more about Semper Fi & America’s Fund at https://thefund.org.

By Greg Frey serves as the senior director of Strategic Partnerships at Semper Fi & America’s Fund

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Published on Dec. 29, 2021

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11 Comments

  1. Jon Cardiff January 9, 2022 at 8:21 am

    It’s a full-time job itself just trying to get help from VA. Health care is easy but that’s not what any of us are talking about. We see and hear your comments “thank you for letting us know” and “we’ll make sure we address that issue”. It’s like when you tell your teenage kid to take the trash out when he goes to work because I have one leg and it’s hard for me and they say the words, “ok” and you know they hear you but it never gets done. Soon you realize they are just telling you what you wanna hear to make you feel better but nothing ever gets resolved. That’s pretty much how the VA is.
    76% of people trust the VA??!!!?? What a joke. Don’t send us surveys about our healthcare and make it look like the VA is doing a good job. Let us put it into our own words about what we need. Of course you’re going to say everyone trusts the VA when the surveys are made to do nothing but praise our healthcare workers. They aren’t the problem, it’s the VA benefits department and getting help and fixing our homes so we don’t tear up our doorways with wheelchairs or getting vehicle help because we can’t work and my truck was totaled by my new driving son and all I had was liability. But deny me of everything the VA says they have to offer help with home, auto, better wheelchairs etc. I could go on and on but the sad thing is I don’t expect anything to come of it. I’ll get a response saying “thank you for letting me know how you feel” and then nothing.

  2. Leste Schwabe January 8, 2022 at 11:47 am

    there is no way to write a will

  3. Pamela J Gonsalves January 7, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Ray, you can get pre approval on the EBenefits website. I did. Good luck.
    Semper Fi
    Pamela Gonsalves

  4. william c dixon January 6, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    I just wrote and sent a comment, but it does not show as being received

  5. william c dixon January 6, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    I am a Vietnam vet who was diagnosed with high risk prostate cancer in June of 2017. Due to the Radio therapy given me for eight weeks through august to October of that year, I am impotent, erectile dysfunction due to the radial therapy, according to both the oncologist and urologist here. On the Ebenefits page that dysfunction is shown, but I was told I did not qualify because of the statute of limitation, (one year from the time a VA letter was sent to me).

    The problem is where I live. I live in Colombia and from November of 2018 to the present not one piece of paper mail has reached me. Suffice to say that the Colombian postal system, regarding international mail is non-existant. By the time I knew of all my missing mail from the VA, I had been written of, but after a phone call to the VA, informing me of all that had transgressed since November 2018, I had an appointment with the urologist here, and emailed the disability benefits questionnaire to the VA, explaining the problem. The VA subsequently gave me a 20% disability benefit for the voiding problem connected to the disease but did not acknowledge the erectile problem. I do not know why unless it was thought that another disability benefit would be too much.

    I am 75, my wife 34, and we have two daughters, aged 11 and just-turned 7. I always kept – and still keep – meself fit and had no problem with erections until the prostate cancer came along. I have made two appeals, the last one (made in September 2021), but both have been rejected. I am not complaining about the VA, which I consider has been quite decent with us; I simply do not understand how the erectile dysfunction was never addressed, when I have explained the situation twice and it is clearly shown on the ebenefits page.

  6. Debra Womack January 6, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I’m with Norge who put something about Vietnam vets. My daughter is taking care of me a 100% disabled vet and her grandfather, a Vietnam vet, Green Beret, shot 5 times, and on dialysis. 3 times a week. He can’t walk, only to restroom, then she has to put him in a wheelchair to get him back to the bed and lift him up. Her back and body is ruined, her fiancé back is tore up and my grandsons back too, lifting his dead weight. We only have one vehicle and it just had to have a $5,000 transmission. There was no Christmas in Whoville this year! Then the 90 mph winds we had for 4 days has tore up the 2 front doors, and my insurance and I are fighting over that! I have a service dog that got hurt taking care of me and the vet wants $6,000 to TRY and fix his knees. My PTSD is off the charts because my son, a vet, died last March after self medicating because he was one of those vets who was pumped with drugs for years and when the VA got caught and put on cold turkey, he had tons of problems.

  7. Morris Taylor jr January 6, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for keeping us aware of things out there
    For is to help are selves.

  8. Morris Taylor jr January 6, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Great things that I didn’t know about thank you

  9. NorgeX January 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    For veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan……?
    Sooo….once again Viet Nam vets are excluded because…..??? What? We aren’t ‘real veterans’? Our injuries, illnesses, and deathbeds don’t really count? Or is it because we aren’t the ‘new age’ woke-‘tard warriorettes and trans-sexual activists that HollyWeed celebs and lib-tard political hacks find so glamorous and enchanting? Or is it, perhaps. because we still do not ‘provide stimulating press releases’ or the attention getting ‘self-promotion programing’ that is mandatory for the current crop of lamestream news and daytime TV brainless talking-heads? We’re still the veterans that are of 3rd tier relevance to the ambitious entertainer or political wannabe. What’s so laughable, is that I personally know of new-age vets who collect thousands of dollars every year for PTSD when the only ‘action’ they saw was a crappy little rocket exploded 3/4 of a mile outside their 4,000 acre compound…..ooohhhh, they must have been soooo scared. Yet, VN vets who saw continuous action as infantry for 13 months in-country are still denied PTSD treatments, or Agent Orange claims. Keep up the great work, you must be so proud of yourselves.

  10. Ray Norris December 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    I need help with information on how to get buried (after I am dead) in a VA cemetery for my self and my wife.
    Thanks, Ray Norris

    • John M Capriotti January 6, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      Ray-

      Best bet is for you to contact a local Funeral Home. They have all the info to point you in the right direction.

      John C. USMC

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