Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Help our injured Marines and their Families

"The solider above all others, prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." Douglas MacArthur

The Marines of 1/6 have triumphed through many challenges, but with any war, come many casualties. Here are a few charities that assist the injured Marines and Sailors of 1/6 and their families.

You can find various ways to help on each of these websites. These are Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) listed charities and donations may qualify as tax deductible. Also, if you know of a Marine or Sailor brought to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, please let me know. I am local to the center and will be joining others who frequently visit our heroes and their families. Feel free to pass along messages or packages through me at your request!

Semper Fi Fund

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides non-repayable grants to help with immediate financial needs such as travel, childcare, lodging or problems resulting from lost wages. Assistance is also given for long term needs such as modified homes and vans. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $7.3 million in assistance to our wounded heroes.

For more information on ways you can help, please visit Semper Fi Fund

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors mitigates trauma to Marines and their families by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family in family-friendly resorts that we provide free of charge.

For more information on ways you can help, please visit Wounded Warriors

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval services and their family or survivors. This is done in the form of counseling, loans, grants, various services, and referrals to other community resources.

For more information on ways you can help, please visit Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

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