Financial Assistance

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NMCRS and CACO Helped This Son Say Goodbye to His Dad

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Nine year-old Jacob* was living in Connecticut with his mom when he learned his dad had died. He hadn’t seen his dad, a Navy Chief stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in a [...]

Retired Marine Aviator Still Gives Back to Marines with Financial Advice

When Jonathon Rowles was a kid, his financier grandfather—who successfully led Chicago First Bank through the Great Depression—would clip articles from the Wall Street Journal and send them to Jonathon, asking him to describe his favorite [...]

Widow of Navy Wire Service Journalist Appreciates Steadfast Support from Society

During the 22 years that her late husband was an editor for the Navy Wire Service, Cheryl Everette heard all the Navy news. “He wrote many stories on the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society throughout his journalism [...]

Sailor’s Wife Able to Visit Dying Dad Thanks to Society Volunteers

When Petty Officer Second Class Michael Marbut and his wife, Virginia, learned that Virginia’s father was in critical condition after bypass surgery, the couple didn’t know what to do. Virginia’s father, a retired USAF Master Sergeant, [...]

Your Donations Help Navy and Marine Corps Children Pursue College Education

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” George Washington Carver In its most recent survey of college pricing, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college for [...]

NMCRS Helps Retired Sailor Reunite with Family, Bury Brother

Last June, Bruce Blair received a terrible call at his home in Sacramento, California. One of his sisters was calling from his hometown in Mississippi to say that their brother had been assaulted and was in [...]

New Marine Receives Assistance on Day Two of Boot Camp

On only his second day of boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Desmond Darden received terrible news. His great-grandmother, who, along with his great-grandfather, had raised him, had died. Although filled with grief, [...]

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