MCB Camp Pendleton Community
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing temporary financial aid to Marines, sailors and their families. Assisting Marines, sailors and their families with immediate essential needs through the disbursement of interest-free loans or grants is the principle activity of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
The society also offers nonfinancial support. Information on pay and allowances, budgeting and community programs and resources is available. A visiting nurse is also available to assist with health education in or related to the home environment.
The “Budget for Baby” class provides information about the costs associated with a newborn. A layette worth approximately $80 is given to all Marine and Navy expectant parents who attend the class.
The society operates a thrift shop in Building 27603. Thrift shop patrons must present a valid military ID. Please call 760-725-1800 for hours.
Mainly volunteers do the wide range of society work. Those interested in volunteering should call 760-725-5337. The society pays for volunteer child care and mileage to and from the office.
The society’s funding is mainly from generous contributions of Marines and sailors who donate money during the annual fund drive to help “take care of their own.” All donated funds are returned to fellow service members as relief services.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has two locations aboard Camp Pendleton: Building 1121, Mainside, 760-725-5337; and Building 520512 in the School of Infantry area, 760-725-7497.