National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2019: Linda Bego Exudes a Brilliant Determination and Gentle Compassion to Serve

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Linda Bego as the twenty-fourth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. This [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Carolyn Phoebus Demonstrates a Strong Work Ethic and a Heart to Assist Those in Need

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Carolyn Phoebus as the twenty-third recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. For [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Dave Mattis is Viewed as the “Cornerstone” of NMCRS Mayport

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Captain Dave Mattis, U.S. Navy (Retired) as the twenty-second recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Thank You from Admiral Abbot

Dear Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers, Since the inception of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in 1904, Volunteers have been the bedrock of our organization. Every day and in each instance, Volunteers provide compassionate support to [...]

Retired Volunteer Maria Connelly “Set the Example” for Others At NMCRS North Island

Maria Connelly wasn’t just a volunteer at NMCRS North Island on Naval Base Coronado. She was a surrogate mom, a party planner, an advocate, and a cheerleader. “Maria is hardwired to be a servant leader,” said [...]

Japanese Volunteer Chizuko Ikeda Links Service Members with Local Culture

When she was 10 years old, Chizuko Ikeda watched footage of the Apollo 13 mission on television from her home in the small town of Arita, Japan. She was so impressed by America’s astronomical achievement that [...]

Unique Volunteer Cynthia Kliewer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Cynthia Kliewer as the twentieth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Kliewer’s 28 years [...]

Daughter Recalls Volunteer Mom’s Legacy of Knitting for Generations of Sea Babies

Sally Catoe remembers she was only six years old when her mother, Francys Kasdorf, started knitting for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I remember watching her knit,” Sally recalled, “and then she taught me how to [...]

After Serving in Many Roles from Ship to Shore, Alan Chuderski Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend LCDR Alan Chuderski, U.S. Navy (Retired) as the twenty-first recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. This [...]

Admiral Abbot Recognizes Dedication of NMCRS Volunteers for National Volunteer Week

Thank you for making a world of difference for Sailors, Marines, and their families.  [...]

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