A special thanks to all members of the Marine Corps, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Civic Leaders and Dignitaries that attended our Semper Fi Fund Partnership Launch Event.
Van Unen Miersma Propane recognizes and appreciates your service and sacrifice.
SEMPER FI FUND TRUCK PROGRAM
A penny, per gallon, per truck, per year to the Semper Fi Fund. Estimated $22,500 annually.
Van Unen Miersma Propane Adds Three Delivery Trucks to Fleet, Announces Charity Partnership With Semper Fi Fund
RIPON, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 — Three new propane delivery trucks will be the centerpieces of Van Unen Miersma Propane’s charity partnership with the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization benefiting injured and ill service members and their families. For every gallon of propane these trucks deliver, Van Unen Miersma Propane will donate one cent; with each one expected to pump about 750,000 gallons annually, that adds up to $7500 per truck. To celebrate this announcement, the company will be hosting a launch party together with the Semper Fi Fund on November 2nd, 2016 at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon, CA.
Attending the launch party will be military personnel, politicians and civic leaders, and members of the local fire and police departments. Van Unen Miersma Propane customers are encouraged to turn out and see the gleaming new trucks and participate in the festivities. Seating will be limited, and RSVPs are required.
The launch party is expected to kick off with a welcome address, followed by an opening prayer led by Captain(R) Chuck Roots, a Navy Chaplain and Marine Corps Staff Sgt.(R). Van Unen Miersma Propane CEO Rick Van Unen will discuss the history and mission of the Semper Fi Fund. A short address from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham will precede the presentation of Van Unen Miersma Propane’s donation check, which will show the projected $22,500 that all three new trucks should generate in year one.
With November 10 being the official 241st birthday of the Marine Corps, the Van Unen Miersma Propane and Semper Fi Fund charity partnership launch party will conclude with a traditional cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the birth of the Corps. The traditional passing of cake from the oldest to the youngest Marine demonstrates the passing of the honor, experience, and heart of the Corps to the next generation of Marines to carry on. Refreshments and snacks – including cake – will be available following the 30-minute ceremony, and police and fire department members will be offering vehicle tours.
Van Unen Miersma Propane’s new trucks will be wrapped in U.S. Marine MARPAT camouflage and feature the Semper Fi Fund logo. The partnership will last for the life of the trucks, which should be at least five years.
The Semper Fi Fund was established by a group of Marine Corps spouses in 2004. The organization provides financial assistance and other support to post-9/11 wounded and injured service members from all branches. Since its founding, the Semper Fi Fund has given $136 million to 17,000 heroes and their families. Over 93% of every dollar donated to the Semper Fi Fund goes to their program expenses and the services they deliver.
The charity partnership with the Semper Fi Fund is just one more way that Van Unen Miersma Propane adds value to the communities it serves. Looking ahead, the company anticipates continued growth, which will generate even more opportunities to build great relationships with its customers and partners.
About Van Unen Miersma Propane
Van Unen Miersma Propane started 25 years ago with a simple idea: to deliver world-class safety and service to every customer, every time. The company’s founders desired to build a business that would glorify God, serve the needs of its customers and add value to the community. Van Unen Miersma Propane now has three successful brands that deliver millions of gallons of propane to thousands of customers across California, from Sacramento to the Grapevine.
To learn more about the Semper Fi Fund, please visit: http://semperfifund.org
We would like to recognize the following organizations who have joined us in support of the Semper Fi Fund:
Van Unen Miersma Propane believes in giving back to those who give so much. Our CEO, Rick Van Unen, volunteers his time three times per year at Camp Pendleton. Here, he coordinates and teaches Business Career Transition Courses to senior Marine leaders.
“These Marine leaders are finishing their careers and entering the civilian business world,” says Rick. “It is quite a change to go from a very structured environment to the type of work environment that they will find in their next career. This course gives them some of the insights and tools that they will need to make this change successfully.”
Rick is a Marine Veteran having served in Vietnam. At the most recent class in February, Rick had the opportunity to meet General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and discuss the seminar. Thank you to all those who proudly serve in our country’s military.