Kentucky Marines Continue Support of Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund with Another $5,000.00 Grant

IMSFF $5000 Grant

Simpsonville, Kentucky; December 16, 2011:  In a reaffirmation of support for wounded Marines nationwide, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) continued its support of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF), with a $5,000 year-end grant made possible by the generosity of its members throughout the year.  Receiving the check on behalf of the IMSFF was Ms. Kathy Huck, who introduced the IMSFF to the MCCCK in 2007 and serves as the IMSFF volunteer representative for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This grant was unanimously approved on November 10, 2011 by the MCCCK Board of Directors and presented jointly to the IMSFF by Mr. Houston Mills, Jr., President-Elect of the MCCCK and Mr. Martin G. Hanse, Sr., member of the MCCCK Board of Directors, whose exceptional commitment to the 2008 "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" was most instrumental in enabling the MCCCK to raise $250,000 for the IMSFF.  Having officially adopted the IMSFF as its only non-Kentucky related beneficiary of charitable funding, the MCCCK has now donated $266,461 since 2008 to help injured and wounded Marines recover,  and will continue to support this effort until a need no longer exists. Every member of the MCCCK should again take pride in this remarkable accomplishment, for without your continuing generosity, this would not be possible.This year's grant will honor the memory of GySgt Aaron M. Kenefick, USMC, who was killed in action on September 8, 2009, during the Battle of Ganjgal, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, and will support our own Kentucky native, Sgt Dakota L. Meyer, USMC, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on September 15, 2011, for his actions in an attempt to rescue him and others, while under intense enemy fire.