SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A fundraising effort organized by GovX—the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military, first responders, and federal employees—has raised $5,744 for Semper Fi & America's Fund, dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for wounded, ill, and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. SF&AF offers comprehensive, proven programs that deliver long-lasting impact on service members in communities nationwide.
The amount was raised by sales of the March entry in the GovX Patch of the Month collection, generating $5,250 for the Fund. An additional $494 was raised by orders on PatriotX.com through the 1% Supports Heroes giveback program, bringing the total donated to Semper Fi & America's Fund to $5,744.
"We are extremely grateful to GovX and PatriotX.com, and their customers, for the many years of support of Semper Fi & America's Fund," said Mirka Young, Event Manager. "This donation will ensure the Fund can continue to serve our critical mission."
Semper Fi & America's Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for veterans during their time of recovery and transition back into civilian life. Since 2004, the Fund has issued $241 million in assistance to 26,000 service members, with an unprecedented 24-to-72-hour turnaround for funds to be issued after a grant is approved. Case managers work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of veterans and their families and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two Veteran nonprofits to receive their highest rating), a Charity Navigator 4-Star rating for ten consecutive years (an achievement attained by only 2% of rated charities), and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
The ongoing pandemic has not dimmed the Fund's effort to support veterans and families under their care. Despite reductions in events and travel, the Fund nevertheless increased their charitable contributions by 20% to servicemembers, veterans, and their families in 2020—increasing to nearly 8,000 grant recipients in the year. The dollar amount of individual grants also jumped by nearly 60%, and the number of those assisted increased by over 70% compared to the same period in 2019.
"Even in the face of a pandemic, Semper Fi & America's Fund has never stopped caring for our nation's military and their family members," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "I want to thank everyone in the GovX community who showed their support for this incredible cause."
Learn more about Semper Fi & America's Fund by visiting their website.
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Travis Spalding, GovX, 888-468-5511, [email protected]