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National Thrift Shop Week 2019: North Island Thrift Shop Expands Volunteer Corps in a New Direction
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 15 August 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Volunteers Revitalize JBAB Thrift Shop
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 14 August 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Shoppers Line Up for Hours Before Guam Thrift Shop Opens to Snag Great Deals
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 13 August 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

National Thrift Shop Week 2019: Active Duty Sailors Create NMCRS Thrift Shop from Scratch on Tiny Island of Diego Garcia
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 13 August 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Society Helps Chief John FelizPolanco Honor His Mother’s Wishes
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 26 July 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Jordan Lo Shares How the Society was There for his Family During His Medical Recovery
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 25 July 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Mechanics Instructor Volunteers for Society Between Attending Classes and Studying for Master Training Specialist
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 23 July 2019 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Carrillo Family Receives College Scholarships from the Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 23 July 2019 - 0 Comments

The Carrillo family’s history with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society spans major family milestones. From preparing for baby to graduating from college, the Society has been there for the Carrillos. After Richard Carrillo joined [...]

A Chat with Vice Admiral Michael D. Haskins, USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Joanne Haskins about Service, the Society, and Giving
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 July 2019 - 2 Comments

It’s a special thing when someone like Vice Admiral Mike Haskins, who has already given so much to the military and to this country, gives even more with a gift for the Society. That’s [...]

A Legacy of Service Throughout Commander Stover’s Career and Beyond
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 July 2019 - 0 Comments

It was President John F. Kennedy who said, “Any man who is asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, [...]

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