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News from Our Partners: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – There When You Need Us for Unexpected Expenses and More


Relief for dental expenses: Dental work can be a pain – not just in your mouth, but on your wallet. NMCRS can provide no-interest loans, and in certain cases outright grants, to assist with this necessary, and often dreaded event. The Society recently assisted a retiree who had several teeth that needed extensive work: crowns, fillings and an extraction.  While the retiree did have dental insurance, it did not cover 100% of the cost and the copay was over $4,000. The Society was able to provide a loan to pay for the copay portion of the bill. To learn more about how NMCRS can help you, visit https://www.nmcrs.org

Relief for educational expenses: Did you know NMCRS offers educational assistance to spouses and children of retirees? The Society offers educational grants up to $3,000 and interest-free loans up to $4,000 per school year. Applications for 2022-2023 school year open in January. Visit to learn more visit https://www.nmcrs.org/pages/education-loans-and-scholarships

Operation Allies Refuge: When Operation Allies Refuge evacuated hundreds of families from Afghanistan, many organizations answered the call to help.  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was one of those organizations that supported the efforts surrounding this operation. Several Society offices including, NMCRS Rota, NMCRS Sigonella, and NMCRS Naples assisted by training volunteers, and coordinating their support, along with our Thrift Shop volunteers collecting, sorting, and distributing thousands of donated items.  “The spirit, dedication, and compassion found in our staff members, and our many Society volunteers, is truly incredible,” remarked NMCRS CEO and President, LtGen Jack W. Klimp, USMC (Ret.) “So many people from our team worked tirelessly to ensure families had necessities such as clothing, blankets, diapers, towels and even toys for the children who were evacuated. I’m very proud of how we were able to come together to make things a little bit easier for those who were impacted.”

NMCRS can “be there” for moments like this, because of donors like you. Your generous giving allows us to give back in ways and experiences that are truly priceless. To learn more about how the Society is providing relief, as well as read some stories about clients, volunteers and donors please visit https://www.nmcrs.org/pages/legacy-newsletters

Since 1904, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has been there to assist active duty and retired Sailors, Marines and their families in their time of need.  Did you know that the most common requests for no-interest loans and grant assistance at NMCRS are basic living expenses, such as rent and food? Each year, NMCRS provides millions of dollars in assistance for these daily needs to both active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

Eligible retirees and their families may receive assistance and participate in NMCRS programs. We provide free, confidential support that does not affect your credit score. If you are facing a financial challenge please do not hesitate to reach out to NMCRS. To learn more, please visit https://www.nmcrs.org

NMCRS programs and services are possible thanks to the generous support of our donors. If you would like to set up an allotment, please contact NMCRS to begin the process. If you would like to make a gift online to support your fellow shipmates and Marines, you can make a credit card donation at https://support.nmcrs.org/a/rfd

Checks can be mailed to:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Attn: Development Department
875 N. Randolph St, Suite 275
Arlington, VA 22203

Looking for other ways to donate? Please visit https://www.nmcrs.org/donate

Thank you!


Page updated: Dec 15, 2021