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Monika Woods Helps Society Keep Pace with Modern Demands on Service Members
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 17 July 2017 - 0 Comments

It’s easy for Monika Woods to track her time with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society because, when she started volunteering, her twins were toddlers, and they’ve recently graduated from high school and are off [...]

Your Support Helped This Sailor, and She Paid It Forward
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 14 July 2017 - 0 Comments

M3 Natasha Adeloye had a problem. Repairing the dent in her car would cost $400. Her insurance deductible was $1,000. She’d end up paying more than double the amount of the repair cost if [...]

Susan McKelvey Understands the Value of Standing with a Client In Good Times and Bad
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 10 July 2017 - 1 Comment

As a long-time Navy wife, Susan McKelvey can definitely relate to her clients who are young moms, parenting solo while their husbands are deployed. Her own Navy husband, now retired, was a submariner. “I’m [...]

Family Channels Grief Into Help for Others
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 07 July 2017 - 1 Comment

Anne Alix was 18 weeks pregnant with her second daughter when she and her husband Chris, a Marine Lance Corporal, went to the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune for an ultrasound, expecting to see [...]

Donna Fischer Works with Navy and Marine Families Across the Generations
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 03 July 2017 - 0 Comments

Married to a Marine at age 18, Donna Fischer got a crash course in military life at her husband’s first duty station in San Diego, California. To make ends meet, she went to cosmetology [...]

Maureen Farrell Provides Constant Presence and Support at NMCRS Patuxent River
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 26 June 2017 - 0 Comments

When Maureen Farrell started volunteering at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1991, she was basically a data entry clerk. “They did casework on Monday, so whoever came in on [...]

Area Trainer and Groton Director, Evelyn Liberty-Topliff Celebrates 30 Years with the Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 June 2017 - 0 Comments

As a young Navy wife, Evelyn Liberty-Topliff’s first experience with what was then the Navy Relief Society was not a pleasant one. “On our way to my husband’s new duty station in Norfolk, Virginia, [...]

A Retired Sailor and His Wife Have Twins, and You’re There to Help
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 18 June 2017 - 0 Comments

Fernando Miranda stood out at the Budget for Baby workshop at NMCRS Portsmouth, Virginia. He’d retired from the Navy in 2014 after two decades as a logistics specialist, and he and his wife were [...]

Shadow Men Author Supports NMCRS through War Stories
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 12 June 2017 - 0 Comments

Author Dan Westerlin was thinking about how, in real life, bad guys aren’t always pure evil and good guys aren’t necessarily saints. While traveling to Vietnam to research another project, Westerlin came up with [...]

Nancy Vasquez Brings Decades of Experience to Visiting Nurse Role in Naples
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 09 June 2017 - 0 Comments

For three decades, Nancy Vasquez has cared for moms and babies in the hospital. She began her career as a post-partum nurse looking after moms and newborns. Later, she trained in labor and delivery [...]

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