National Volunteer Week 2017: Thank You from Admiral Abbot

Dear Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers, You are making a world of difference for Sailors, Marines and their families! Volunteers have been the bedrock of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society since 1904. With unparalleled compassion and [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Military Spouse of the Year Danielle Smith Wishes Every Military Spouse Could Volunteer with NMCRS

In 1999, Danielle Smith left New York State for the first time to move from Long Island to Norfolk, Virginia, with her then-fiancé to his first duty station in the Navy. About two months after they [...]

After Growing Up in the Marines, NMCRS Volunteer Kara Tolman Plans to Help Servicemembers as a Social Worker

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Growing up with a Marine Corps dad, Kara Tolman loved her military community, and always knew she wanted to do something to contribute to it. Born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina, [...]

From Florida to Japan, Kim Seligman Demonstrates Compassionate Commitment to NMCRS

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Before she became a military spouse 10 years ago, Kim Seligman worked as a probation officer. “It was the kind of job where you didn’t want the offenders knowing anything about you,” [...]

Volunteer Aya Espiritu Finds a Way to Give Back After Disaster Struck

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011, causing a meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Aya Espiritu watched the news, powerless to help. A native of Japan, Espiritu [...]

Military Spouse Spends Work Time and Free Time Supporting Sailors and Marines in Iwakuni

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Back in 2005, Amy Dean was a young military spouse living at her husband’s first duty station, MCB Camp Pendleton, California, and eager to start college. “I’d seen that NMCRS was offering [...]

Marine Corps Family Serves USMC through Volunteering with Society

As a Marine spouse since 2003, Annette Taboada-Ingle wanted to be more than simply a dependent. “The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a great opportunity for spouses to be involved and contribute,” Taboada-Ingle said. “Volunteering with [...]

HQ Caseworker Debbie Fulkerson Celebrates 10 Years of Service Across 13,000 Miles

When her former husband was the Active Duty Fund Drive coordinator for his ship, Debbie Fulkerson was intrigued by the mission of the Society. She was a preschool teacher at the time, but, “I always thought [...]

Active Duty Volunteers Help their Fellow Service Members in Need

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso For many service members, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is not simply a place to ask for help, but also a place to offer help to fellow Sailors and Marines – and [...]

Secondhand Uniforms Keep Sailors and Marines Looking Smart for Less Cash

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Without the proper uniform, a service member cannot report for duty. Even with the most meticulous care, a pair of cammies or a set of service dress blues might not be inspection [...]

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