Volunteers

Marine Corps Family Serves USMC through Volunteering with Society

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso 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,” [...]

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 [...]

National Volunteer Week 2016: Gert Stewart Exemplifies Ethic of Service

On behalf of the board of directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Gertrude Stewart as the 16th recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. Mrs. Stewart’s exceptional career [...]

National Volunteer Week 2016: Patti Thumm Is Mentor, Teacher, and Friend

On behalf of the board of directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Patricia Thumm as the 15th recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. With 41 years of [...]

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