Temecula Grape Stompers to hold Semper Fi Fund benefit dance

TEMECULA − The Temecula Grape Stompers, a local square dance club, will hold their second annual Veterans Benefit Dance on May 20. It takes place at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd, Temecula at 7:30 p.m.

The theme of the dance is Salute, Honor, and Support our Veterans, and the dance will be held on Armed Forces Day with the Semper Fi Fund as the recipient of all donations.

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members 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.

The Semper Fi Fund is run by volunteers, ensuring that 94 percent of all funds collected go directly to those members of the US Armed Forces who urgently need help. The Semper Fi Fund has repeatedly earned an A+ rating from Charity Watch and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Members of the square dance club are donating hand-made items and a private plane ride to Catalina for the silent auction held in conjunction with the dance. Donation jars will be available for cash donations and checks made payable to the Semper Fi Fund. The club invites the community to stop by and help support veterans and, at the same time, see what Modern Western Square Dancing is all about. For more information, contact Jerry Davis, president of the square dance club, at (619) 987-4484.

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