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.ORG Foundation Donation to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

On 20 June 2013, we donated $1200 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society [NMCRS].  The donation was made via the NMCRS’ Representative and Fundraising Coordinator, Major Paulson at one of the organization’s Camp Pendleton Offices.

Incorporated on 23 January 1904, the NMCRS is a non-profit organization that has been supporting sailors, Marines and their eligible family members [widows and survivors] for over a century.  At a time when there was no medical benefits for service families, no retirement annuities or survivors’ benefits for families of deceased personnel, Marine and Sailors would “pass the hat” to collect funds to help their shipmates’ widows and orphans. Recognizing the need for action, several naval officers, wives of naval officers, and civilian friends organized a formal assistance and created the NMCRS. Initial funding came from the proceeds of the 1903 Army-Navy Football Game held at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA. In its first year, the Society gave $9,500 to widows and families of enlisted men. The Society has since expanded the scope of its activities to meet new and growing needs.

Its Fund Relief Program was established in 1942. It provides a rainy-day means of support and relief assistance not covered by other revenue streams, especially during catastrophic natural disasters that affect Navy and Marine Corps members and their families.

In 2006, the NMCRS expanded its traditional Visiting Nurse Program to include those returning from Iraq with physical injuries and traumatic stress disorders. The Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurse program provides resources and support to Marines and Sailors who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation New Dawn (OND), as well as their loved ones.

The NMCRS Education Assistance Program created in 1964 was expanded as well and today, it provides scholarships and interest free loans ranging from $500 to $3000 to wounded Sailors and Marine veterans of OIF, OEF, OND and those injured in mishaps and major training exercises as well as spouses and children of active duty or retired US military personnel enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Its Financial Assistance and Counseling Program was created to help service members better manage their money.  Since its inception in 1980, it has assisted thousands of Marines and Sailors with free financial counseling sessions and interest-free loans to help them meet their food needs, pay their rent/mortgage, deal with unforeseen car or essential home repairs and funeral expenses. Learn more about the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society by clicking here.

Our 2012 - 2014 Annual Report includes a list of generous donors who contributed to this event.

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