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Rachel Stankich Says Volunteering with the Society Made Her Interested in a Career in Business

When seven-year-old Rachel Stankich first visited Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society headquarters—known to her simply as her mom’s office—she didn’t expect to like it. “I didn’t think it would be fun for a seven-year-old,” Rachel, now 18, [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: North Island Thrift Shop Expands Volunteer Corps in a New Direction

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am, Curtis, Chris, and Franco roll into the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society North Island thrift shop for their volunteer shift. Accompanied by job coach Fatima De Leon, the three young men [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Volunteers Revitalize JBAB Thrift Shop

At the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers in Washington, DC sits Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, home to dozens of critical commands across all branches of the armed forces. While tens of thousands of service members [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Shoppers Line Up for Hours Before Guam Thrift Shop Opens to Snag Great Deals

What do a violin, ball gown, a Kitchen-Aid mixer, and children’s books have in common? All of them have been featured in the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Guam thrift shop’s weekly ads, resulting in a long [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Active Duty Sailors Create NMCRS Thrift Shop from Scratch on Tiny Island of Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia is a small island—37 miles long, of which only 17 are inhabited, and one-quarter of a mile wide—in the Indian Ocean. With only 350 active duty Sailors stationed there, and about 1700 civilian support [...]

Society Helps Chief John FelizPolanco Honor His Mother’s Wishes

Even while Chief John FelizPolanco was deployed in the Middle East, he was providing for his mother, paying her rent in Connecticut and sending money for other needs as they arose. When he returned from deployment [...]

Jordan Lo Shares How the Society was There for his Family During His Medical Recovery

On the evening of April 29, 2017, after a long day of flight training, a young naval aviator was walking to dinner with several shipmates. When a drunk driver slammed into the Sailors from behind, LTJG [...]

Mechanics Instructor Volunteers for Society Between Attending Classes and Studying for Master Training Specialist

An MV-22 flightline mechanics instructor in the Marine Corps, Daniel O’Neil is studying to become a master training specialist. During his down time between courses, O’Neil volunteers for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “About eight years [...]

Jersey Mike’s Subs Hosts Fundraiser for the Society!

To celebrate its first location on a military base, Jersey Mike’s Subs on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story held a fundraiser for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Owner and operator Tristan Lee said his employees [...]

National Nurses Week 2019: Molly Curtis Always Knew She Wanted To Work In Health Care

Growing up with a father who was a physician, Molly Curtis always knew she wanted to work in health care. “My dad was a Navy doctor when I was young, then worked in civilian medicine until [...]

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