Preston Avinger

Southbound thru-hike of the entire 2,200+ miles of the Appalachian Trail for the Semper Fi Fund!
  • My Goal:
  • $20,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $250
  • # of Donations:
  • 2
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Hello… My name is Preston Avinger and I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and I have been serving as the Police Chief for the Town of Elloree in South Carolina for the past 12 years.  During the first week of July 2017, I will leave my work, family, and friends behind to thru-hike the entire 2,200+ miles of the Appalachian Trail.  I will be hiking the trail southbound from Maine to Georgia.  I am undertaking this challenge to raise $20,000 dollars for the Semper Fi Fund. 

The Semper Fi Fund provides 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. This includes qualifying post-9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The Semper Fi Fund also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life-threatening illness or injury. The Semper Fi Fund works hard to ensure that no one is left behind.

The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: an A+ Top Rated Charity from Charity Watch – one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year – and six consecutive “4-Stars” from Charity Navigator, an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities.  The Semper Fi Fund maintains an extremely low overhead; since their inception, overhead has averaged only 6% of revenue, and they provide rapid assistance with no red tape.


Help me support the Semper Fi Fund by making a donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thanks so much for your generosity!

Preston

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Preston Avinger is fundraising for Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes 2017 benefiting Semper Fi Fund.

Hello… My name is Preston Avinger and I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and I have been serving as the Police Chief for the Town of Elloree in South Carolina for the past 12 years.  During the first week of July 2017, I will leave my work, family, and friends behind to thru-hike the entire 2,200+ miles of the Appalachian Trail.  I will be hiking the trail southbound from Maine to Georgia.  I am undertaking this challenge to raise $20,000 dollars for the Semper Fi Fund. 

The Semper Fi Fund provides 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. This includes qualifying post-9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The Semper Fi Fund also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life-threatening illness or injury. The Semper Fi Fund works hard to ensure that no one is left behind.

The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: an A+ Top Rated Charity from Charity Watch – one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year – and six consecutive “4-Stars” from Charity Navigator, an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities.  The Semper Fi Fund maintains an extremely low overhead; since their inception, overhead has averaged only 6% of revenue, and they provide rapid assistance with no red tape.


Help me support the Semper Fi Fund by making a donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thanks so much for your generosity!

Preston

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Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes 2017

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Semper Fi Fund

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial sup...

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