Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Building 645, 928-269-2373
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit, volunteer service organization. The primary mission of the Society is to provide financial, educational and other need-based assistance to active-duty and retired Marines and Sailors, their eligible family members, and survivors. Using donated dollars, NMCRS helps clients cope with immediate financial emergencies through interest-free loans and, sometimes, grants. The office is staffed with trained volunteers who assess needs and give financial counseling and possible referrals to other agencies to enable clients to live within their means on a continuing basis. All information is confidential. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment for assistance, call the office at 928-269-2373. Emergencies are seen immediately; no appointment is necessary. After hours, weekends and holidays, emergency financial assistance should be requested through the American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces, toll free 877-272-7337.
Quick Assist Loan Program
The Society started the Quick Assist Loan program as an alternative to high-interest “pay-day” loans. The Quick Assist Loan program offers interest-free loans up to $500 in as little as 15 minutes, no appointment necessary. These loans are also designed to help with basic living expenses such as housing, utilities, food, clothing, medical, dental, transportation and vehicle expenses or to assist during family emergencies.
Budget for Baby Program
Budget for Baby classes are offered every month as a financial planning class to help expectant parents prepare for the financial impact of a new baby. Attendees receive a free bag of baby items worth $80. New parents still qualify for the baby items after the baby is born by having a one-on-one budget done in the office. The free items include a baby towel and washcloth, crib sheets, blankets, sleepers, onesies, booties and more. The bag also includes a baby afghan or baby quilt made by a volunteer. Call the office to sign up 928-269-2373.
Visiting Nurse Program
Free in-home or office visits by a registered nurse provide health education, baby wellness check-ups and address other health issues. The NMCRS Visiting Nurse is routinely available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The visiting nurse does hospital visits, when possible, at Yuma Regional Medical Center for Marine and Navy military and family members only. Prenatal, postoperative and postpartum mother and newborn visits are done in the home on an appointment basis, along with pediatric visits, medical and surgical visits, and others. The visiting nurse is not designed to meet emergency needs. To contact the nurse, call 928-269-5401.
Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurse Program
Compassionate and experienced registered nurses makes home visits to Marines and Sailors who have served in combat. NMCRS is the only organization providing home visits, free of charge, to educate and provide resources to combat-injured Marines and Sailors and their families. Society nurses provide information and resources to deal with life-changing injuries and conditions related to combat service; health education, referrals and follow-up, and emotional support. To contact the nurse, call 928-269-5401.
Thrift Shop Program
Building 645, 928-269-2033
The Society’s Thrift Shop is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and depends on volunteers to operate. The shop has a good selection of usable uniforms, household goods, toys, books, clothing and other miscellaneous items for sale at low prices that enable customers to stretch their paychecks. Good, durable, resalable items may be left in the collection box next to the building or brought into the shop during open hours. Money made through sales goes directly back into helping Marines and Sailors in need.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Society providing essential support at every location around the world. Free childcare and mileage reimbursement are benefits of volunteering for NMCRS. The Society offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities which require a variety of skills and interests. Society volunteers greet clients; schedule appointments; interview and process request for financial assistance; conduct budget counseling; provide administrative and communications support; present financial instruction for expectant parents; knit, crochet and quilt baby blankets; and sort, price and display items for our Thrift Shop. The Society provides comprehensive training for volunteers in all positions. For more information on how you can help, please call 928-269-2373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.