Volunteers

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 [...]

New Director of NMCRS New River Now Knows Marine Corps Lifestyle By Heart

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Casie Flippin married her high school sweetheart two weeks after graduating from college she was confident she would master the Marine Corps lifestyle—no problem. Then the newly-married couple moved four times [...]

NMCRS Service Leads Volunteer to College and Full-Time Job But She Still Volunteers

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Jessica Kelly was in the middle of her volunteer shift at NMCRS Bremerton when she decided to apply to college to complete her bachelor’s degree. “I had started college when I was [...]

Volunteer Cooks, Fixes, and Dog-sits for Society Even When She’s Not on Duty

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Ginny Goodman comes in for her shift as chair of volunteers in the NMCRS Pensacola office, likely as not she will be bringing a delicious meal for her volunteers to enjoy [...]

Volunteer Janette Thompson Makes Life Just a Bit Easier for Reservists

After she retired from her career as a lawyer in 2007, Janette Thompson wanted to volunteer, but not doing legal services work. She spent a couple days a week giving her time to different organizations for [...]

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