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A Living Legacy: Captain Celine Finn, the Navy, and the Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 February 2018 - 0 Comments

It was 1950 when a young nurse in New Haven, Conn., saw a newspaper article about a Navy recruiter in town. Celine Finn thought she’d look into it. “I had a nice talk with [...]

Jean Beardsley’s Gift: Celebrating Family, Community, and Service
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 12 February 2018 - 0 Comments

  It was a place and time that are almost forgotten now. The year, 1917. The place, a rural community outside of Portland, Oregon. This is where Jean was born. And where we can [...]

Gala Volunteer Continues Family Tradition of Society Service
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 06 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Suzanne Dana traces her commitment to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society back to her teen years, growing up as the daughter of an active-duty Marine and a registered-nurse mom who volunteered for the Society at [...]

Volunteer Returns Four Decades Later to Help Society Again
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 05 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Nearly four decades ago, Gail Nifontoff was a young Navy spouse whose husband was stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. She’d worked briefly as a school teacher but really wanted to move into the banking [...]

Your Support Saves Lives
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 31 January 2018 - 0 Comments

No matter how many times it’s happened, “one of the most terrifying things is to answer the phone or read a text from someone who says, ‘I’ve got a loaded weapon in my hand [...]

Joy Barnes Joins the Society As NMCRS New Orleans Director
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 29 January 2018 - 0 Comments

2017 marked the centennial anniversary of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society serving military families in New Orleans, and the exciting transition of NMCRS New Orleans back into a full service office. In recent years, [...]

Service Defines Volunteer Larry DeGreif’s Life
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 22 January 2018 - 2 Comments

Volunteers are the backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). With more than 4,000 volunteers, NMCRS is able to keep operation costs low, resulting in 97 cents per donated dollar going to services [...]

Facing a bright future – because of donors like you.
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 17 January 2018 - 0 Comments

When Mike Nicholson met Katie, in 2013, he was in the habit of sleeping all day and bar-hopping at night. “I wouldn’t go out of my house unless the sun was down,” he recalled. [...]

Jennifer Richards Takes On New Role As Director At NMCRS Whidbey Island
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 15 January 2018 - 0 Comments

Located along the Puget Sound, in Washington, Whidbey Island is home to stunning scenery, abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, which is actually scattered across the island. That can [...]

NMCRS Cherry Point Director Gained Skills as a Volunteer and Soon Became Director
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 08 January 2018 - 2 Comments

Fresh out of college with a finance degree, Julie Spangenberger landed a job in the finance industry. A little over a year later her husband was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer and Julie [...]

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