Active Duty Volunteer Teaches Himself How to Crochet Blankets to Contribute to the Budget For Baby Program

ABF2 Lyndon Belvis Natividad, who has been volunteering with the NMCRS North Island office since May of 2017, added making blankets to the list of contributions he has given to the Society. Lyndon had learned the basics [...]

Gala Volunteer Continues Family Tradition of Society Service

Suzanne Dana traces her commitment to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society back to her teen years, growing up as the daughter of an active-duty Marine and a registered-nurse mom who volunteered for the Society at Camp Pendleton. [...]

Volunteer Returns Four Decades Later to Help Society Again

Nearly four decades ago, Gail Nifontoff was a young Navy spouse whose husband was stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. She’d worked briefly as a school teacher but really wanted to move into the banking industry. Knowing [...]

Service Defines Volunteer Larry DeGreif’s Life

Volunteers are the backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). With more than 4,000 volunteers, NMCRS is able to keep operation costs low, resulting in 97 cents per donated dollar going to services that support [...]

NMCRS Volunteers –Finding Career Opportunities while Serving Military Families

Like many military spouses, An Truong relocated frequently with her active duty husband, struggling to find employment and build a new social circle in each new duty station. In 2013, An and her husband moved from [...]

NMCRS Yokosuka Volunteers Respond to Meet Needs of USS Fitzgerald Sailors

Within hours of the June 17 collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship from the Philippines, employees and volunteers from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) in Yokosuka, Japan, were mobilizing. By the time [...]

Volunteering Leads to Employment

A PATH TO EMPLOYMENT – like many military spouses, Alessia Rossi Molina faces the challenge of continued employment each time she and her active duty husband are transferred to a new duty station. Volunteering with NMCRS [...]

Shopping at NMCRS Thrift Shop Led to Volunteering for Tricia Clark

Tricia Clark was simply shopping for clothes and things her family needed when she saw volunteers working there needed a hand. “So I started volunteering,” she said. “I loved being around other people who wanted to [...]

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 [...]

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