Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Joins Semper Fi Fund for Annual $10 Million Matching Challenge

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Posted By on December 11, 2018

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is supporting the Semper Fi Fund by matching all donations up to a total of $10 million to the Double Down for Veterans campaign through Dec. 31.

“The successful transition for injured veterans back into civilian life is significantly enhanced by a supportive and loving family,” said businessman and Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons. “The comprehensive programs provided by the Semper Fi Fund acknowledge this by providing much needed help not only for the injured veterans but also for their spouses, caregivers and kids.”

In addition to supporting the Semper Fi Fund’s work with wounded veterans and their families, donations from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation have helped create a new pilot program for Vietnam Veterans — the LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund. Launched in July 2018, the program has expanded Semper Fi Fund’s mission to include care for catastrophically combat-injured veterans who served in Vietnam.

Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for veterans during their time of recovery and transition back into civilian life. Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $185 million in assistance to service members.

“We are deeply grateful to Bob and Renee Parsons for their extraordinary partnership and support of our work,” said Semper Fi Fund President, CEO and Founder Karen Guenther. “It is because of our incredible donors that we are able to expand our mission and provide urgently needed resources to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.”

This year’s challenge marks the seventh consecutive year that The Bob &Renee Parsons Foundation has issued a matching grant to Semper Fi Fund.

Donations to the Double Down for Veterans matching challenge can be made online at semperfifund.org/match.

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