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Charity Navigator Highlights NMCRS In Their List of 10 Highly-Rated Charities Supporting Wounded Soldiers

Don’t miss this! Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator, named NMCRS in their list of 10 highly-rated charities supporting wounded soldiers, their families, and the families of fallen heroes. #PurpleHeartDay http://bit.ly/2OgeGIQ [...]

Visiting Nurse Sandy Thompson Comes from a Long Line of Helpers

Every time she calls a client, Sandy Thompson casts aside all judgment. “I put as much comfort as I can into my voice,” she explains. “I don’t judge. I try to put people at ease.” As [...]

Even a Nurse Needs Help from a Nurse Sometimes: VN Coaches Navy Nurse through Breastfeeding

No matter your rank or profession, being a first-time mom can be challenging. Lt. Hannah Steele is a US Navy pediatric nurse at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center located on Naval Station Great [...]

From Architect to NMCRS Director and Never Looking Back

If a real estate appraisal class in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1990 hadn’t been canceled, Kathy Phillips would not be celebrating 20 years of service with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I’d been a military spouse [...]

Aimee Mensinger Steps Into New Role As Director At NMCRS Ventura

A mother of five, Aimee Mensinger was always an active volunteer in her children’s schools. “I love teaching, and when I thought about what I wanted to do when I went back to work, I contemplated [...]

Join Us in Wishing Nina Lohr-Valdez the Very Best as She Gets Ready to Retire!

On June 4, 2018, Nina Lohr-Valdez is giving herself a generous birthday present—the opportunity to begin a new chapter of her life. After being part of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for decades—first as a volunteer [...]

Chris Garra Joins the Society as a Staff Accountant

During his junior year of high school, Chris Garra enrolled in an accounting class. “It was accounting in its simplest form,” he recalled. “In accounting, everything is black and white. You are discovering where the differences [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: CCA Client Profile, Charlie Poole

From the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in the Middle East, Charlie Poole’s family has fought in every major American war. Charlie is 10th generation military. He remembers when he was seven years old being [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Sonya Dillard Enjoys Seeing Her Clients Grow

With four years of service in the Marine Corps, 23 years as a nurse, and 32 years as a military spouse, Sonya Dillard brings abundant credibility to each encounter with her clients. She also communicates her [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Patty Kotora Returns to High School

When Patty Kotora graduated from West Morris Central High School in Chester, New Jersey in 1992, she would never have guessed that she’d be invited back in 2018 to tell students about her work as a [...]

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