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NMCRS Volunteer Julie Barrett – Knits “Hugs” for Navy and Marine Corps Babies
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 13 November 2018 - 0 Comments

Julie Barrett has knit bear claws, Celtic knots, horseshoe crabs, and innumerable intricate patterns and designs into blankets, sweaters, hats, and scarves. She’s been knitting since she was eight years old. Retinal pigmentosis caused [...]

Ort Farms Helps Grow Support For NMCRS With The Corn Maze Guy
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 06 November 2018 - 0 Comments

Six generations of the Ort family have grown delicious fruits and vegetables on 400 acres at Ort Farms in Long Valley, New Jersey for more than a century. In recent years, Ort Farms has [...]

Author Jeff Edwards Uses His Gift Of Storytelling To Give Back To The Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 02 November 2018 - 0 Comments

Jeff Edwards was a junior sailor on a guided missile destroyer stationed in Japan when his wife flew back to the States with their toddler son to visit her parents. Military spouses often take [...]

Retired Navy Captain Extends Leadership from Active Duty to DAU through Retirement
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 05 October 2018 - 0 Comments

Whether repairing airplanes, teaching government acquisition courses, or running charity golf tournaments, Duane Mallicoat has spent several decades serving the Navy, Sailors, and their families. Duane enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and retired [...]

Winnie Ursini Learned a Little About Everything to Serve as Headquarters Caseworker
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 01 October 2018 - 0 Comments

Although she’d earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degree in education, Winnie Ursini found the job market in New York tough for new teachers. “Someone suggested that I teach overseas, so [...]

Helping Sea Service Families Evacuate and Recover from Natural Disasters
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 10 September 2018 - 0 Comments

Before the Storm August 2017, on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, a second category IV hurricane, Irma, seemed to be headed toward Jacksonville, Florida. NMCRS Jacksonville sprang into action. They began issuing $300 debit [...]

Business Students Explore Philanthropic Side of Commerce on Behalf of NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 31 August 2018 - 0 Comments

This summer, as part of their Sociology and Social Problems course, 17 Jamestown Business College students studied organizations that serve active duty service members and veterans. When the class voted to do something to [...]

Active Duty Officer Expresses His Passion for Teaching by Giving Financial Literacy Briefs for Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 24 August 2018 - 0 Comments

Commander Sean McConnon first heard about the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during the Active Duty Fund Drive. “I gave $10 a month—something small—but the fund drive started me thinking more about what the Society [...]

Visiting Nurse Helen Keilty Is Teaching Military Officers that Babies Are in Charge Now
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 20 August 2018 - 0 Comments

When she worked as a critical care nurse, Helen Keilty wished she could spend more time with her patients’ families. “I always wanted to spend as much time with the family as they needed, [...]

Volunteer Darlene Carpenter Shares her Love of Crocheting with the Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 16 August 2018 - 0 Comments

Darlene Carpenter has done a little bit of everything in a lot of different places, but one constant in her life has been crocheting. A Navy spouse since she married her Seabee husband in [...]

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