From Our Partners: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: a Lifeline for Sailors and Marines since 1904!

Immediate need grants provided to Sailors and Marines affected by Typhoon Mawar

The Category 4 typhoon hit Guam on May 24 with 140-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rain. Many active duty and retired Sailors and Marines suffered huge losses from the storm. In the days that followed, NMCRS provided over $1.4 million in immediate needs grants to over 3,100 retirees and sea service members and their families. Disasters can strike at any time, you can donate to this cause, or help us to prepare for the next disaster by making a gift at

Founded in 1904 to assist Sea Service families after a Sailor or Marine had passed, the need is still there. Here is a note from a Navy widow we supported:

Thanks to NMCRS I have a place to stay until I can get into my apartment. They relieved a lot of stress and worry for me. I could not continue to sleep in my car. I am a widow, 68 years old, my husband spent 20 years in the Navy. We were married for 23 years. Due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up in a bad situation. Thank you!

Receiving Assistance:

If you are facing a financial challenge, please do not hesitate to reach out to NMCRS. All of our programs and services are free and confidential. Our support does not affect your credit score. The most common requests for our no-interest loans and grant assistance 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. To learn more, please visit

NMCRS Visiting Nurse, Rebecca Prasad, BSN, RN, CLC, was honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's efforts to recognize the incredible work that nurses perform every day. Rebecca was presented with her award as part of the Society’s celebrations during National Nurses Week in May. You can learn more about

Rebecca’s award here and to learn about the Visiting Nurse Program visit  

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Volunteers are the backbone of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, they make up over 90% of our staff. This is what makes it possible for our donated funds to assist Sailors, Marines, and their families. When service members seek our assistance, they often interact directly with one of our skilled volunteers.

Not sure if this is right for you? Our volunteers have unique backgrounds and experiences, and they have different reasons for serving. For many, volunteering can help build job-relevant skills and experience. Others find that they can use skills they already have to serve in a new area. Volunteer opportunities in the Society include leading a team, performing mission-related tasks, and providing support and assistance.

Our offices are located on Navy and Marine Corps bases across the country and around the world. Some opportunities allow you to volunteer from home so you don't need to be near a base. For most, you can volunteer as few as three hours a week.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Receive specialized training
  • Get extensive support and resources
  • Connect with other volunteers and build friendships
  • Get assistance with child- and dependent-care and mileage expenses
  • Help others and make a difference
  • Build experience to add to your resume
  • Feel appreciated and have fun

“I wanted to volunteer at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society because there was an opportunity to give back and serve those that protect our Country. It is an honor being an NMCRS volunteer, engaging with clients as I log them in for their appointment and being affiliated with an organization that assists in such meaningful ways.” 
Lloyd Gillespie, Volunteer

You can learn more about volunteering at NMCRS

Give with confidence! NMCRS has the highest attainable charity ratings.

NMCRS can “be there” when a Sea Service member is in need, 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

NMCRS has a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. You can read more here.

We also have a platinum rating from Candid (formerly Guidestar). You can learn more here.

NMCRS programs and services are only possible thanks to the generous support of our donors. If you would like to set up an allotment, please contact NMCRS at 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

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

Thank you!

Page Updated June 28 2023