Hubert, NC – On Thursday October 25th the Semper Fi fund will join forces with the United Way, local Marines and dozens of volunteers to work on the home of a local injured Marine. The Semper Fi Fund will be assisting with the cost of materials and food for the volunteers.
The home belongs to Cpl Johnny McCallom who resides in Hubert. Cpl. McCallom suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), balance issues, back and leg nerve damage, and PTSD as a result of combat operations in El Taqqadum, Iraq from 2003-2005.
SFF has issued more than 2,260 housing assistance grants, totaling more than $7.7 millions to meet the needs of our injured and critically ill.
Please consider covering this heartwarming event!! Contact Lisa Killeen to arrange for interviews.
- Who: Approximately 40 volunteers from the Semper Fi Fund, the United Way, local Marines and others
- What: Media availability with volunteers at volunteer effort to work on injured Marine’s home
- When: October 25, 2012 at 10:00am (work will occur from 9:00am to 4:00pm
- Where: 114 Fishing Creek Lane, Hubert, NC
- Web: https://semperfifund.org/
SFF has awarded over 48,000 financial grants totaling more than $66 million in grants given to our injured and ill service members and their families.
About the Semper Fi Fund (SFF): (www.semperfifund.org) is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions for Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces, when they become injured in post 9-11 combat or training operations, or they face life threatening illness or injury. Our fund provides relief to qualified Servicemembers and their families for immediate financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery, as well as perpetuating needs such as home modifications, customized transportation and specialized equipment.
The SFF was founded by Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active duty Marine who had first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by wounded Marines and Sailors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She, along with a dedicated group of military spouses established Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in May of 2004.
About Team Semper Fi (TSF): Team Semper Fi www.semperfifund.org/team-semper-fi/ is an athletic sports team made up of more than 400 injured service members who compete in athletic events across the country. With their motto “Recovery Through Sport” TSF is the heart and inspiration of Semper Fi Fund’s (SFF) rehabilitative athletic program, an extension of the assistance SFF provides. The team is made up of servicemen and women who have overcome significant challenges in their service to our country and have embraced the fighting, athletic spirit on their road to recovery