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Our Mission

 

To lend support to meet existing and emerging needs of the local community through volunteering time and talent.  
Our focus is the Tennessee Valley community, military veterans of all Services and their families.  
We honor and support citizens who protect our country.

 

Our History

 

In 2006, a small group of Marines, some retired, active and reserve, got together in Huntsville, Alabama. These veterans had a deep desire to continue being of service to their country after having honorably served their nation in the military and formulated a plan to be of service to the Tennessee Valley/ Northern Alabama community.  

Today, the Semper Fi Community Task Force (SFCTF) has grown into a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization composed of dedicated representatives from all services, their families, and community friends. SFCTF members apply the core values of courage, honor, and commitment practiced during their military service into their community through volunteerism. SFCTF members give back to the community through a long list of endeavors which includes, but is not limited to: tornado/ disaster recovery, youth mentoring, support to JROTC and Young Marines programs, family readiness support to local reserve units, limited financial aid, job placement for veterans including resume writing and distribution, and in certain cases, veteran home repairs. Our members also donate their time and talents to other service organizations such as local churches, civic organizations, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the United Way.

Each year, in November, SFCTF is honored to be the host for Heroes Week. Thirty (30) Wounded Warriors representing all service branches from all over the United States are invited, along with their spouses and caregivers, for a week of relaxation and recognition. Often, these warriors and their families do not receive the welcome home that so many of our military are given after returning home. These American heroes were in hospitals, recovering from injuries received in the line of duty while their units completed the deployment and returned to a heroes’ welcome. This event gives our Tennessee Valley/ Northern Alabama communities the chance to show their deep appreciation and recognition of these service members, their spouses, and caregivers. Our guests are honored at a Veterans Day Breakfast and Parade, Marine Corps Ball, fishing tournaments, parade of boats, numerous lunches and dinners hosted by community groups and businesses. The week also gives the families a chance to take a break from the stresses of recovery and rehabilitation, and there is an opportunity for some much needed appreciation and attention for the primary caregivers of the Wounded Warrior. Couples often remark on how therapeutic the week has been for their relationships and a unique new group of special friends they made, all who faced similar circumstances.

A smaller group of warriors comes back to Huntsville two weeks later for a Heroes Outdoor Adventures, sponsored by SFCTF, local land owners and vendors. These hunts are specifically designed for the disabled and offer the opportunity for the troops to get back in the woods and enjoy a hobby that they loved before their injury. It is therapeutic for the troops and for their hosts.

SFCTF and its volunteers have built relationships with many of these Wounded Warriors & their spouses, some have even relocated to the Tennessee Valley.  As a result of the positive interaction they experienced, they in turn relay that to their peers, assured that the people of this country really do care for them.

SFCTF also acts as a conduit for companies, civic organizations, community groups, local churches,  and individual citizens who want to use their resources to support wounded warriors and active duty military families.

Our Funding

  • Funding Spent in Direct Support of Veterans, Caregivers, and Gold Star Families 93% 93%

93% of Semper Fi Community Task Force funds are spent on Veterans and their caregiviers, military families, and
our community at large.

We are an all-volunteer organization, working to serve our heroes, their caregivers and families, Gold Star families, and our greater community.

Our Programs

Heroes' Week

Heroes' Week 2018

 

Each year, the
Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama (SFCTF) is honored
to be the host for
Heroes' Week.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures 2018

 

Outdoor Adventures honors the patriotism of our wounded veterans and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing, and outdoor related activities.

Semper Fi Racing

Semper Fi Racing 2018

 

The Semper Fi Racing Team was established in 2016 and provides the children of Gold Star families the opportunity to participate in the sport of Quarter Midget racing.

Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement 2018

 

Our Youth Engagement
program provides active member participation in mentoring, training and service roles for local youth.

Veteran Outreach

Veterans Outreach

 

We actively seek opportunities to support local veterans in need, in partnership with similarly-minded organizations and citizens.

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Email Us

Jennifer Holliday
Communications & Community Relations
jennifer.hollidaysfctf@gmail.com

Dave Bonwit
Chairman
david.bonwit@cgifederal.com