Your Donations at Work

Lindsey Potts-Szoke Brings Calming Presence to New Moms on Whidbey Island

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso She might receive a text from a new mom with a picture of a baby’s rash and the question, “Is this normal?” or spend two hours talking with a mom whose husband [...]

Sue Waddingham Returns to the Roots of Nursing

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Sue Waddingham was 16 years old, she came upon the scene of a bad motorcycle accident. “It was pretty clear that it was going to be a fatality,” she recalled. “And [...]

Inspired by Visiting Nurses as a Child, Melissa Ludwig Now a Visiting Nurse for NMCRS

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During the night, Melissa Ludwig’s grandfather would wake up and call out for his Army buddies—the men he had served with in World War II. Even after he couldn’t remember his wife, [...]

Your Support Helped This Sailor, and Now He Pays It Forward

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When his family’s apartment caught fire, Ed Cochran was aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in the shipyard at Portsmouth, Virginia. He had no idea what had happened until he got home that [...]

A Navy Commander Creates His Legacy of Serving Sailors and Their Families in Need

“I’m really taken with the Society,” Commander Steven Guzauskis said. And he means it. His sense of the value of what the Society does comes from his 25 years with the Navy, including tours in Vietnam. He’s [...]

These Veterans Groups Support the Society to Honor Military Service

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Only 18 years old and fresh out of Navy boot camp, Wayne Goodson was assigned to Naval Intelligence, given a top secret clearance, and flown halfway around the world to a secret duty [...]

Your Support Was There for Victims of Hurricane Matthew in Florida

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso By the time evacuation orders were given to residents of Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, October 6, the rain from Hurricane Matthew was already pouring down. “We quickly switched to disaster mode and [...]

New Visiting Nurse Watched Her First Baby Being Born While In High School

The first time she watched a baby being born, Katelyn Hamel was still in high school, doing a rotation in the labor and delivery ward for her anatomy class. “I knew from that point on that [...]

Society Helps Petty Officer through Family Tragedies and She Gives Back

Manning the rails during sea detail while returning to homeport after a six-month deployment in March 2011, PO1 Grossglass quickly spotted her mom and dad waving to her from the pier – but she couldn’t find [...]

Josie Militello Manages Money Behind the Scenes So Sailors and Marines Stay Mission Ready

Throughout her 15 years working and five years volunteering for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Josie Militello has managed money, offices, pension payments, client cases, and more. What started as a way to occupy her time [...]

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