Donor Stories

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 [...]

A Lifetime of Service to Others: Master Chief Robert Dickey Creates His Legacy

“It was either go be a Boston Celtic or join the Navy.” That’s what Master Chief Dickey’s step-daughter, Cheyenne, says about the decision her stepdad made early in his life. It was 1950. Robert had the [...]

A Lifetime of Service: How Florence’s Love for the Navy Is Her Legacy

It was her first day in the Navy. Florence Coyne McDonald (nicknamed Flip, as in “flip a Coyne”) had taken a train from New Orleans, La., where she grew up, to Northampton, Mass. This was 1943, [...]

Your Support Helped This Sailor, and She Paid It Forward

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 she filed [...]

Family Channels Grief Into Help for Others

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 an image [...]

Shadow Men Author Supports NMCRS through War Stories

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 the idea [...]

Mission Bay Sport Center to Support Sailors and Marines with Memorial Day Fundraiser

At Mission Bay Sport Center in San Diego, California, you can find anything you might possibly need to have fun on the water. The company rents sailboats, powerboats, jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more, all [...]

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