Volunteers

As a Navy Wife, She Served Our Country Too, Now, as a Navy Widow, Your Support Helps Lucia Stay in Her Own Home

It was World War II, with the Allied and Axis powers clashing across the globe. Lucia Tabutt and her five children were on a Navy destroyer, the USS Holton, sailing to Japan. They were travelling to [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chantelle Dousay’s Dedicated Service to the Society Benefits the Military Community in Rota and Beyond

While Petty Officer Chantelle Degan was deployed on the USS Boxer (LHD 4) out of San Diego, she served as an Information Systems Technician. She also served as a key person for the Active Duty Fund [...]

National Volunteer Week 2017: Stefanie Hume Shows Gracious Leadership and Service For 25 Years And Counting to The Society

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Stefanie Hume, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired) as the nineteenth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood [...]

National Volunteer Week 2017: Vivian Rinehart’s Compassionate Spirit and Dedication Earns Her Every NMCRS Hourly and Presidential Award

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Vivian Rinehart as the eighteenth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. With [...]

National Volunteer Week 2017: Loretta Barrett’s Numerous Achievements With The Society Spans 27 Years

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Loretta Barrett as the seventeenth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. With [...]

National Volunteer Week 2017: Thank You Message From Barb Sheffer – Director, Volunteer Support

During National Volunteer Week 2017, we gladly express our gratitude to all volunteers for the time and talents they share to enrich the lives of others. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society volunteers may not see how much [...]

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

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso 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 [...]

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,” [...]

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