COVID-19 Semper Fi & America’s Fund Response
COVID-19: Positioned to Support and Equipped to Act
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of our Service Members are facing higher unemployment, limited access to medical care and personal necessities, and increased social isolation. These challenges are threatening the mental and physical health of our Veterans, especially those with pre-existing conditions.
Semper Fi & America’s Fund has boots on the ground, taking action, ensuring our Service Members and Families know they are not alone. With over 16 years of experience as a virtual nonprofit, we are well-prepared to meet the challenges we face today. The Fund is focusing first on our catastrophic cases, those with illness, and our Vietnam Veterans. Our current priorities are to provide immediate support through:
- Financial assistance for lost wages and basic living expenses
- Transportation costs for family members traveling to care for those who may not be able to assist themselves
- Meals and provisions mailed directly to our Families
- Gas cards and ride service gift cards to help with travel to hospitals and clinics
- Gift cards to online retailers for grocery and medical items to limit risk of exposure
- Lodging when needed for Families during hospital stays or relocation
- Educational activities and materials to assist Service Members and caregivers who are now homeschooling and caring for young children due to school closures
Types of COVID-19 Support Provided Through July 12, 2021
From Those We Serve
“Hello everyone at the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. Thank you so much for the wonderful box of soup. We are so grateful especially currently due to the coronavirus. We are staying at home as required. I only leave the house for essentials. We pray you all stay well and thank you very much.””I want to thank you for the Spoonful of Comfort box that we received today. We had just heard on the news today that our county has the first confirmed coronavirus case. Our state is up to 63 cases but today when the news came out that there is one in our city…it was very scary. Because of the risks with so many people in and out of our home each week, I have canceled all but one aide that helps to care for my husband. Many thanks to you and all the generous donors at the Semper Fi & America’s Fund for all you do for our veterans and caregivers!””Just want to say thank you for all you guys do. You didn’t give up on us just because we moved out of the hospital. You didn’t give up on us when we moved into this new house. You are continuously checking on us and we just want to say thank you.”“It’s so amazing how in the midst of this pandemic and taking care of your own families, that you go beyond to give such a humbling gesture stating and reaffirming every time that you are here to serve and that we are not forgotten. Thank you so much and I pray blessings over you and all the wonderful donors that make this stuff happen. May God bless you and may he see us through this pandemic.”
Special thanks to Verisign who has partnered with the Semper Fi & America’s Fund COVID-19 Response with a $500,000 donation!
We are also grateful to our other Corporate and Foundation partners who have generously given to the Fund’s COVID-19 Response!
Please donate today if you would like to help us in this effort. 100% of your donation will be restricted to providing assistance to service members, veterans and their families during the covid-19 crisis.
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