The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMRCS) provides assistance to active-duty members and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members.
The society offers many services, including financial assistance for temporary hardship, budget counseling, a food locker, gift layettes of infant clothing and other basic items for newborns, referral to other military or community service organizations, a listening post for people with problems, education loan programs for family members of active-duty personnel and children of retirees, and fleet input to commissioning programs.
Financial assistance, in the form of interest-free loans when the service member can repay, is provided in emergency situations. Emergencies include:
• Basic living expenses (food, shelter and utilities).
• Emergency transportation.
• Funeral expenses.
• Emergency automobile repair.
• Medical and dental expenses.
• Individual home disasters.
These areas of assistance, while stated in general terms, are subject to some limitations and restrictions. Contact NMCRS at 912-573-3928 for more information.