The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was founded to provide financial assistance for short-term emergencies. Generally, the society provides assistance in the areas of emergency travel, disaster assistance, funeral expenses, food, rent/mortgage, utilities, medical/dental or essential vehicle and home repairs. The society also offers a Budget for Baby class, has visiting nurses for in-home assistance and educational scholarships and loans. Founded in 1904, the society is a nonprofit, volunteer-run service organization.
Assistance is available to active and retired service members and their eligible family members. Their goal is to help all our Navy and Marine Corps members be financially self-sufficient and find solutions to emergency needs. If you need help or wish to volunteer your time for a great cause, go to their Oceana office in Building 531. It is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Telephone is 757-433-3383. You may also visit the NMCRS website at www.nmcrs.org.