Operation Awakening II “The Long Patrol” – (OPA II) This event was born from the success of the original Operation Awakening (OPA I). During OPA I, Tim raised $55,243 for the the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF) culminating in a 3,325 mile trans-america bicycle ride. Operation Awakening II “The Long Patrol” will target a goal of $100,000 in contributions for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. This time Tim’s fundraising event will have him trekking 2,600 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tim will insert at the United States (WA) Canadian border in June of 2017 and extract at the United States (CA) Mexico border on (approx.) October 7th, 2017. His final leg will have him arriving at Camp Pendleton, CA., home of 1st Marine Division and Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund on November 10th, 2017, the United States Marine Corps Birthday.
100% of all donations go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
About the Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, they’ve issued more than 113,500 grants, totaling more than $126 million in assistance to over 16,000 of our heroes and their families.
The Semper Fi Fund was created by a group of Marine Corps spouses in early 2004, and those same women run the Fund today alongside other spouses from all service branches and retired service members, all of whom intimately know the needs of our military families. They have been by our injured and ill service members’ sides from day one, helping them as they navigate lengthy recoveries and rejoin their communities.