Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund Holiday Ornament Packing Party Celebrates 11-Year Anniversary

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Top-Rated Veteran Charity Kicks off Holiday Season Packing with 18,000 Holiday Ornaments to Bring Cheer to Service Members Worldwide.

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“Charlie Brown famously said that ‘It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters, its who’s around it.’ We hope the members of the Fund's family look at this ornament on their tree and reflect on the community that we have built over the past 15 years.” - Karen Guenther

Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund Holiday Ornament Packing Party Celebrates 11-Year Anniversary

Top-Rated Veteran Charity Kicks off Holiday Season Packing with 18,000 Holiday Ornaments to Bring Cheer to Service Members Worldwide

For the 11th year in a row, hundreds of volunteers will come together at General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller VFW Post 1503 for the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund annual Holiday Ornament Packing Party.

The Packing Party will include 18,000 holiday ornaments – which embody the holiday cheer and bears the Fund’s logo – packaged and prepared for mailing. Next week, the ornaments will be mailed to Service members, Veterans and their Families from all branches of the Armed Forces who have been wounded, ill or injured since the attacks of 9/11.

“We always look forward to this event as the kickoff of our Holiday Season at the Fund,” said Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund. “Charlie Brown famously said that ‘It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters, its who’s around it.’ We hope the members of the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund family look at this ornament on their tree and reflect on the community that we have built over the past 15 years.”

For the 2019 ornament packing party, over 300 volunteers will come together from organizations like Gar-Field Senior High School Marine Corps JROTC, Wounded Warrior Regiment, Manassas Young Marines, and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“I am amazed at how the local community here in Virginia comes together each year to help us make an impact in people’s lives,” says Guenther. “These ornaments are a reminder to our Service members, Veterans and their loved ones that they are part of a larger family, and that we have made a lifetime commitment to ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive.”

The video from the 2018 Ornament Packing Party can be found here: https://youtu.be/l2bsIJ0D4TI

Additional information about the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund, and the work they do to support combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families can be found at the organization’s website: semperfifund.org.

About the Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund
The Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund provide urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with Service members and Veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of Service members and Veterans, and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at http://www.semperfifund.org.

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