Donor Profile

Are You A Gamer?

He didn’t know it, but Bill Webb’s connection with the military was informing his support for the Society from the very beginning, even though he never served. “Flat feet – they didn’t want me,” he says [...]

A Bodybuilding Hero leaves a Legacy for Fellow Sailors and Marines

He was a Sailor, a veteran, an entrepreneur, and a legend in the world of bodybuilding. And now, a generous benefactor of the Society. Joe Gold, the founder of the world-famous Gold’s Gym and World Gym, [...]

Marine Kayaks Around Florida in 61 Days to Benefit NMCRS

On May 9, 2018 former Marine Esteban Blyar pulled his kayak ashore at Fort Clinch State Park, completing his circumnavigation of Florida in just 61 days, faster than anyone else who has made the journey. Not [...]

Marine Gets Into the Ring for Society

On November 11, to commemorate Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (known as Veterans Day in the United States), Born Fearless Boxing and former Special Air Service (SAS) Sergeant Phil Campion presented Remembrance Rumble 2, a [...]

Armed Forces Motorcycle Club Supports NMCRS with Poker Run

Every August for the past 19 years, usually on a steamy Saturday morning, bikers gather around the USS Bancroft Memorial outside the Franklin Gate at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The bikers are all active duty [...]

Why Kevin Holden Supports the Society and Those who Serve

“My dad was in the U.S. Army,” says Kevin Holden. But that doesn’t begin to describe how deeply he cares about service men and women, how much he’s done for them, and how much he continues [...]

A Living Legacy: Captain Celine Finn, the Navy, and the Society

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 the recruiter,” [...]

Jean Beardsley’s Gift: Celebrating Family, Community, and Service

  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 trace a [...]

High School Student Launches Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Society

At Gabby Vizcaino’s high school, every student must choose an organization to help with a community service project in order to graduate. Gabby learned recently that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society had assisted her dad, a [...]

Donor Story: A Nautical Tall Tale

Yes, Jerry Parr served in the Navy for 31 years, including a tour of duty on Okinawa as a Judge Advocate General surrounded by Marines, but his new book The Stigma of Squidness is not a memoir, he [...]

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