The Mid-Ohio Marine Foundation has been selected as the 2014 beneficiary. The Mid-Ohio Marine Foundation is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation formed in June 2005 by a group of former United States Marines for the express purpose of generating and disbursing funds to provide for the needs of the Marines of Company L/3/25 returning from service in Iraq, where the unit suffered heavy casualties and many wounded soldiers.Date: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
The Foundation’s original, modest goal was to fund the cost for every Lima Company Marine and their spouse or date to attend the 2005
Marine Corps Birthday Ball and spend one night as its guest at the local
hotel hosting the traditional event. As the movement gained momentum
and the unit returned from Iraq, it was apparent that there were far
greater and longer-lasting needs. The Foundation has since provided
significant financial assistance to the Marines of Lima Company and
their families for a wide-ranging variety of needs.
The Foundation has expanded its mission to include necessary financial assistance to other Marines and former Marines in the mid Ohio area, actively supports the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Program and has financed a number of visits to government hospitals to show support and strengthen morale. The mission continues. The Foundation is looking ahead to providing scholarships and other worthy and valuable programs of assistance.
The Westerville Rotary Foundation is a 501C 3 organization.