Your Donations at Work

In the Midst of a Personal Tragedy, This Military Family Discovers They Have All of Us Supporting Them

Everything happened so fast. It was April 5, 2011, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kacy Ray was assigned to the 3rd Marine Regiment, located on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Kacy and his wife, Lilian, lived in [...]

A Legacy of Service Continues Through Bequest to the Society

It was when he was walking along the street in a small farming town in rural Illinois at the height of the Great Depression that Glenn Ellis saw the Sailor in his white uniform. A poor [...]

Helping Sea Service Families Evacuate and Recover from Natural Disasters

Before the Storm August 2017, on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, a second category IV hurricane, Irma, seemed to be headed toward Jacksonville, Florida. NMCRS Jacksonville sprang into action. They began issuing $300 debit cards to [...]

Jean Beardsley’s Gift: Celebrating Family, Community, and Service

  It was a place and time that are almost forgotten now. The year, 1917. The place, a rural community outside of Portland, Oregon. This is where Jean was born. And where we can trace a [...]

Your Support Saves Lives

No matter how many times it’s happened, “one of the most terrifying things is to answer the phone or read a text from someone who says, ‘I’ve got a loaded weapon in my hand and you [...]

Facing a bright future – because of donors like you.

When Mike Nicholson met Katie, in 2013, he was in the habit of sleeping all day and bar-hopping at night. “I wouldn’t go out of my house unless the sun was down,” he recalled. Mike learned [...]

A Lifetime of Service: How Florence’s Love for the Navy Is Her Legacy

It was her first day in the Navy. Florence Coyne McDonald (nicknamed Flip, as in “flip a Coyne”) had taken a train from New Orleans, La., where she grew up, to Northampton, Mass. This was 1943, [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Helps Marine Family Navigate Recovery and New Life

Christopher Cranmer spent nearly half of his seven years in the Marine Corps deployed—primarily to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan. “I was in the Infantry so I was around everything—firefights, IEDs.” he recalled. As a [...]

Your Support Helped This Sailor, and She Paid It Forward

M3 Natasha Adeloye had a problem. Repairing the dent in her car would cost $400. Her insurance deductible was $1,000. She’d end up paying more than double the amount of the repair cost if she filed [...]

A Retired Sailor and His Wife Have Twins, and You’re There to Help

Fernando Miranda stood out at the Budget for Baby workshop at NMCRS Portsmouth, Virginia. He’d retired from the Navy in 2014 after two decades as a logistics specialist, and he and his wife were the new [...]

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