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News from Our Partners: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Thank you!

To all who supported NMCRS in 2022. Your generosity made a huge impact in the lives of over 40,000 Sailors, Marines and their families.

A note from LtGen Robert R. Ruark, USMC (Ret.), President, CEO

LtGen Jack W. Klimp, USMC (Ret.) relinquished the helm of NMCRS last year. It's truly an honor and privilege to build upon his legacy and assume the role as President, Chief Executive Officer. There are very few non-profit organizations in existence today that can claim such an honorable legacy of service and support to those that serve this great nation, and I am proud to continue that tradition.

My life’s work has been dedicated to supporting others. Following my 36-year career in the Marine Corps, I served nearly four years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this incredible organization that provides critical support in so many ways to our Marines and Sailors. 

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Volunteers have been the backbone of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for more than 119 years. The staff at NMCRS is made up of a small cadre of paid employees, and thousands of volunteers. This is what makes it possible for our donated funds to directly 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. However, they all desire to support the community of active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families.

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.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, you can expect to: 

  • 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 https://www.nmcrs.org/get-involved/volunteer

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 https://www.nmcrs.org

Education Assistance:

The NMCRS Education Assistance Program is designed to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals. 2023-24 applications being accepted through May 15, 2023. Scholarships and interest-free education loans are awarded once per academic year. Scholarships range from $500-$3000 and interest-free loans are available up to $4000. Awards are determined by FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and tuition costs. Funds are provided directly to the institution to help pay for tuition, books, room and board. Students may reapply each year. To learn more about eligibility and to apply, please visit https://www.nmcrs.org/our-services/scholarships

Give with confidence! NMCRS has the highest attainable charity ratings.
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/about-us/legacy-newsletters-index

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 giving@nmcrs.org 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
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Thank you!

Page updated Mar 29, 2023