Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: 875 N Randloph Street, Rm 225 Arlington VA 22203 USA

Mission: The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for NMCRS for five years now and have loved every minute of it. The other volunteers who work here tirelessly give their time and efforts to help sailors in need and I have built a family working alongside them in every station we have been a part of. It's a wonderful charity!

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Increase the education portion, if possible. Financial education is the key! I also love the budget for baby classes, so if financial budget classes or something like this were offered I think it would be a great tool.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

When a Marine or Sailor is in need of some extra attention and a safe person who can check up on them and either get them a link to care or advocate for them with their command the NMCRS Visiting Nurses, Combat Casualty Nurses are there. They travel all over the US to check up on our active duty or veteran service men and women. They do not judge, they CARE. These wonderful ladies have saved so many lives. They are a direcct link to commands and make sure those in financial need are directed to those can can give a hand up not a hand out. The nurses have been a lifesaving force and instrumental in making sure medical needs are provided no matter what status our Marines and Sailors are in. You want them on your team....

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

NMCRS is a great resource for emergency financial help for marines and sailors. They rely heavily on volunteers to provide all services. Where else can you get an interest free loan when you truly need it? This organization is a gem amount non- profits. They also have financial planning classes for new parents and the class participants receive a free bag of baby items that include a handmade baby blanket made by a volunteer, maybe the blanket I crocheted!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

NMCRS is an organization that is amazing! Not only is it a financial resource for countless Marunes and Sailors, but it also has a Visiting Nurse program that is incredible. This small group of highly skilled and dedicated individuals provides care to Marines, Sailors, and their families all over the world. The 15 Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting nurses cover the entire United States, providing a resource that is literally unmatched by any other military service or organization. This organization quietly carries out it's mission, with volunteers at the core of all of our activities.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

NMCRS assists Sailors, Marines, families and retirees with emergency loans or grants. All donations that are given to NMCRS are used to assist these people in emergency needs via loans or grants. Nothing that is donated goes to upkeep or salaries. How many other charities and non profits can say that? This money would be used for things such as car repairs, emergency trips home, and living expenses and much more all due to unforeseen happenings that may arise with little notice.
NMCRS not only gives financial assistance but the Society is here to also offer solutions that the veteran or service member can take with them.
The Society is here when a service member is in need, and it takes courage to ask for help-courage that the Sailor or Marine already has but now it is for themselves, not America. i am proud as a spouse of a retired Navy Service Member and as a volunteer to be assicated with this worthwile cause.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society helps Sailors and Marines assist each other. With small donations from active duty members, retirees and the general public, they are able to provide approximately $4.00 in assistance for each $1.00 donated. How? By providing interest-free loans and some grants to service members to meet basic needs. These loans are then repaid, making those funds available for others in need. NMCRS is the finest example I know of Sailors and Marines taking care of each other. It is truly a superb organization!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

The STAP interest free loan is the best! My spouse and I are stationed overseas and I take advantage of this loan. It is interest free money that is payed back though automatic deduction from my spouse's pay - I don't have to think about it or worry about it. The application process is painless and easy. As a Navy spouse for the past 14 years, it's programs like this that help us navigate through the Navy life and stay on track with our education. Thank you NMCRS!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

Not sure how to rate myself, I was an employee, volunteer and navy wife for 27 years, I witnessed the good that this organization did for fellow naval and marine corps people, and also for the widows of past members of the USN and USMC. A fantastic organization that has the best interest of the people always first and foremost in their mission and pledge.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

For 25 years I witnessed the highest level of commitment from both staff and volunteers, in local offices as well as NMCRS Headquarters, whether with direct client services or behind the scenes. This organization is dedicated to looking at long term solutions in addition to providing immediate emergency relief. Through identification of underlying financial issues and providing education the society encourages clients to take ownership of their financial future. Grants are available for those who need them, yet the majority of assistance is provided in the form of interest free loans which allows the society to reuse their donated dollars. Compassion is the cornerstone of this non-profit as they offer more than just a handout. I wish such well rounded programs were available for all communities.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is the last hope for those serving our country. If a sailor or Marine is having a rough time they can turn to the society for food &/or financial assistance. Our military doesn't pay well & most of the people are already on food stamps, so its very easy to fall on hard times. In the late 90's my hubby was USMC, deployed overseas, I totaled our only vehicle while pregnant, I couldn't work for the rest of my pregnancy. I don't know what we woldve done without the Society.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1998

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