|[December 09, 2013]
Pledge to Help Semper Fi Fund Doubles to $2MM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is raising the stakes in order to
help even more injured or critically ill military service personnel by
doubling the matching fund limit from $1 million, up to $2 million to
Fi Fund. This means donations through December 31 will be matched
dollar-for-dollar up to another million. The initial charity drive, in
partnership with GoDaddy,
has already reached its goal for $1 million in matching funds almost one
month ahead of schedule.
The Semper Fi Fund is a non-profit organization�set up to provide
immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of
the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The Semper Fi Fund provides
relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and
recovery, as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs.
GoDaddy Founder and Executive Chairman Bob Parsons (News - Alert) honors veterans every
year in his U.S.
Marine Corps Birthday Salute and has long made it a priority to give
back to those who have given so much.
"The most important things I have ever learned I learned from my Marine
Corps brothers and through my service to this country," said Parsons. "I
learned that there is very little we can accomplish alone. By ourselves
we are weak, but if there are enough of us and we work together we can
move mountains. Together, we have the opportunity to give hope to
critically injured veterans through our support of the Semper Fi Fund -
something so simple, yet so important, not only in the treatment of an
illness or injury but in everyday life."
Anyone wishing to double their support for our wounded and critically
ill heroes can visit the Semper Fi Fund's dedicated donation page: SemperFiFund.org/Donate-GoDaddy
for donation instructions. Additionally, GoDaddy customers who purchase
products through GoDaddy.com
during this time period can elect to "Round Up for Charity" during
checkout, selecting the Semper Fi Fund as the beneficiary. "Round Up for
Charity" allows GoDaddy customers to round up their purchase to the
nearest dollar, effectively donating their spare change.
The matching campaign follows closely on the heels of The Bob & Renee
Parsons Foundation's recent gift of $1 million to the veteran
non-profit. By participating in the matching campaign, GoDaddy and
Semper Fi Fund donors have the opportunity to add another million to the
foundation's giving this year, bringing the foundation's total
contribution to the Semper Fi Fund to $4.6 million. GoDaddy, the Web's
largest platform for small businesses, and their customers have donated
more than $1 million over the past two years.
"Bob and Renee's announcement was the best holiday present we could have
received," said Semper Fi Fund CEO Karen Guenther. "Their selfless love
for others exemplifies the meaning of 'holiday spirit' and Bob makes a
pretty good Santa Claus!"
To find out more about the GoDaddy/The Bob & Renee Parsons Challenge,
To find out more about The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, visit www.TBRPF.org.
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About the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation inspires hope by providing
critical funding at critical times to communities striving to make a
difference. The foundation primarily focuses on issues in the greater
Phoenix area. The
Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation believes every person is entitled
to an education, good nutrition, medical care, a stress-free, happy
environment and the hope that they, too, will share in the American
The foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations that are
successfully addressing these essential needs. The Bob & Renee Parsons
Foundation is also committed to the children of Haiti, helping to grow
and improve schools, medical services and overall well-being for
communities in rural Haiti through the Hope
for Haiti organization.
About Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund
Fi Fund, and its program America's
Fund, are set up to provide�immediate financial�assistance and
lifetime support�for injured and critically ill members of the U.S.
Armed Forces and their families, directing urgently needed resources to
post�9/11�service members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,
Coast Guard, and Reserves. Semper Fi Fund has been working with wounded
service members since 2004, offering assistance to lessen the burden for
those who need it most. The Semper Fi Fund's streamlined structure keeps
overhead very low, 6%; they are also one of three veteran charities to
receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy, and
a "Four Star" rating from Charity Navigator. The Semper Fi Fund has
given more than 64,000 grants totaling more than $83 million to over
10,500 service members and their families.
For more information visit https://SemperFiFund.org/
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