Legacy Matters

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Patty Kotora Celebrates 10 Years Of Service

When she worked on a trauma floor in a city hospital, Patty Kotora saw a lot of long-term patients who had to overcome significant physical and emotional damage. “If they didn’t have insurance, they would remain [...]

Area Trainer Kelly Barton Celebrates 10 Years of Service

In 1986, Kelly was a newly married military spouse, living on Guam—her husband’s first duty station—with their toddler son. “My husband was a helicopter pilot and was deployed all the time,” Kelly recalled. “One of my [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Stacey Fisher Celebrates 10 Years with the Society

As a military spouse with a passion for helping others through medicine, Stacey Fisher found herself pursuing a nursing education.  “I’ve always had a heart for babies and wanted to pursue a career in pediatrics”, Stacey [...]

Dusting Off Her Italian, Virginia Imlah Returns to Sicily, This Time as Director of NMCRS Sigonella

Last time Virginia Imlah and her husband were living in Sicily, on his previous tour there, Virginia was pregnant with their first child. “I’d heard about the Budget for Babies Workshop, so my husband and I [...]

After Working Alongside NMCRS in Japan, Jeny Gilmore Decides to Work for Society in Nevada

When Jeny Gilmore lived in Yokosuka, Japan in 2013 while her husband was stationed there, she worked for the USO. “I was a program manager and when I attended pre-deployment fairs or community events, the Navy-Marine [...]

Camp Lejeune Volunteer Both Helps Others and Receiving Help After Hurricane Florence

When Liz Wyman, her husband, a staff sergeant in the Marines, and their two kids returned to their house on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, they saw the front of the house and were optimistic. They [...]

NMCRS Lemoore Director, Jeanes Cunningham​​ Celebrates 10 Years with the Society

As a native of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia, NMCRS Lemoore Director Jeanes Cunningham particularly enjoys seeing volunteers and clients from different cultures, and multicultural families who come through the doors of her office. [...]

New NMCRS Newport Director Was Born to Work for the Society

Rafia Hinkson was born to work for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Rafia’s father spent 20 years in the Navy, and her mother Renee began volunteering for the Society when Rafia was an infant. Renee would [...]

NMCRS Pearl Harbor Director, Paul Belanger Celebrates 35 Years with the Society

Paul Belanger and his family moved from Maine to Hawaii seeking warmer weather and work. Unlike many Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society directors, Paul was not a retired service member or military spouse, but he had executive [...]

Race Car Driver and Car Collector Blends His Love of Cars with Philanthropy

After graduating from the Citadel and spending 30 years in the Florida Air National Guard, Bill Warner gained a deep respect and admiration for the military and those who serve. He also has a passion for [...]

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