Legacy Matters

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 [...]

Gala Volunteer Continues Family Tradition of Society Service

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 Camp Pendleton. [...]

Volunteer Returns Four Decades Later to Help Society Again

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 industry. Knowing [...]

Your Support Saves Lives

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 and you [...]

Joy Barnes Joins the Society As NMCRS New Orleans Director

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, NMCRS New [...]

Service Defines Volunteer Larry DeGreif’s Life

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 that support [...]

Facing a bright future – because of donors like you.

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. Mike learned [...]

Jennifer Richards Takes On New Role As Director At NMCRS Whidbey Island

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 be a [...]

NMCRS Cherry Point Director Gained Skills as a Volunteer and Soon Became Director

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 followed him [...]

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