"We are grateful for our generous donors and incredible community supporters, like GovX, who have joined us in our pursuit to serve those who preserve our freedom." - Vanessa Kean, Semper Fi Fund
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2016
GovX, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, announced Semper Fi Fund as October’s recipient of the Mission Giveback program. The monthly program allows GovX members to vote on different service-related causes, foundations, or nonprofits performing work or support among military, first responder, and/or law enforcement communities. Whichever cause tallies the most votes at the end of each month receives a portion of GovX proceeds from all orders placed in the following month.
Semper Fi Fund earned the most votes from GovX members at the conclusion of September voting. Founded in 2003 by Karen Guenther—a registered nurse and spouse of an active duty Marine—alongside a group of other military spouses, the fund's purpose is to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill, and injured members of every branch of the US Armed Forces and their families, ensuring that they have the resources needed to recover and transition back into their communities. In the years since their first official donation, the Semper Fi Fund has transformed the lives of thousands of wounded service members and their families, and relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers across the nation.
"The Semper Fi Fund is honored and delighted to be chosen as October's Mission Giveback recipient," said Vanessa Keane, Senior Manager of Community Outreach and Events. "Since 2004, we have provided over $133 million in assistance to our nation's wounded, critically ill, and injured service members and their families. We are grateful for our generous donors and incredible community supporters, like GovX, who have joined us in our pursuit to serve those who preserve our freedom."
"As the holiday shopping season ramps up and our team works to arrange new products and savings for our members, it gives us a renewed sense of motivation knowing that a percentage of October orders will go to support the Semper Fi Fund,” said Eric McCue, GovX CEO. “The more our members enjoy our site this holiday season, the more support we're able to provide this incredible organization. We're honored to have the chance to support injured vets and their families through the fund Karen and her team have built.”
Voting is underway for the new batch of Mission Giveback candidates, which will decide the recipient of November's proceeds. To view the candidates and cast your vote, visit http://www.govx.com/giveback. If you are interested in submitting your own organization as a Mission Giveback candidate, learn more about the program and sign up here.
About Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill, and injured members of all branches of the US Armed Forces and their families, ensuring that they have the resources needed to recover and transition back into their communities. For more information, visit http://www.semperfifund.org.
GovX.com is for men and women of service. A members-only online destination for military and first responders, the site offers thousands of products from hundreds of brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers, federal agents, and personnel from related government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.govx.com.