The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members and survivors.

The NMCRS is a private, nonprofit charitable, volunteer, service organization started in 1904. As a Center of Excellence, it is committed to ensuring that all available resources are used to assist personnel, active, retired, and their eligible family members, to achieve financial self-sufficiency and find solutions to emergency needs.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Corbin Caccia, left, holds the American flag and Airman Chase Sawyer, holds the Union Jack following evening colors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stenni. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was founded to provide financial assistance for short-term emergencies. Generally the NMCRS provides assistance in the form of no interest loans or grants in the areas of emergency travel, food, rent/mortgage, utilities, medical/dental, disaster relief assistance, funeral expenses, and essential vehicle and home repairs. In addition, we have a Budgeting for Baby program and a free “Junior Sea Bag” valued at $65, is given at the end of each class. The NMCRS also has education programs. Go to for more information.

If you need help or wish to volunteer your time for a great cause, contact the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Norfolk. We are located in the Fleet & Family Support Bldg at the Personnel Support Mall behind Navy Federal Credit Union off Hampton Blvd. For information, call 322-1171.