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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Founded1904
TypeNon-operating private foundation
(IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)[1]
Location
Area served
Global
Volunteers
3,600+
Websitenmcrs.org
Commandant Michael W. Hagee and CNO Vern Clark Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Ball in 2005.
Commandant Michael W. Hagee and CNO Vern Clark Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Ball in 2005.

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is an American non-profit organization that was founded in 1904. The society was created "to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs."[2]

NMCRS makes interest-free loans to cover basic living expenses including utilities, housing and food.[3] It also distributes funds for funeral costs, car repairs, insurance, medical bills, and other expenses.[3] In 2020, the society helped more than 28,000 retired and active duty Marines and their families.[3]

In 2020, NMCRS launched an interest-free program to cover the cost of moving pets during a permanent change of station or move.[4]

Fundraising

Every year during the month of March, the Department of the Navy hosts its annual Active Duty Fund Drive in support of the NMCRS.[5]

References

  1. ^ FoundationCenter.org Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, accessed 2013-04-08
  2. ^ Military.com (2017-10-31). "Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society". Military.com. Retrieved 2021-09-06.
  3. ^ a b c Ress, Dave. "Relief Society offers a helping hand to sailors, Marines in need". dailypress.com. Retrieved 2021-09-06.
  4. ^ Jowers, Karen (2021-05-14). "It's costing more for troops moving pets overseas. Here's some help". Military Times. Retrieved 2021-09-06.
  5. ^ "2020 ACTIVE DUTY FUND DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY". www.navy.mil. Retrieved 2021-09-06.