Good news to share on our Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive - the campaign will be extended for two more weeks, until May 4! While we've achieved 100 percent contact, we're short of our donation goal of $60,000 for the command. So for those still considering filling out that donation form, you have extra time to contribute to this worthy organization.
Through these Mile Markers, I've shared many stories of the extraordinary support that NMCRS has provided to individual families, but I want to re-emphasize that for more than 100 years, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has assisted Sailors and Marines-anytime, anyplace, and in many different ways.
NMCRS recently stepped in to provide emergency assistance to military members and families affected by the F-18 accident near NAS Oceana. They regularly support the youngest of our Sailors and Marines in managing and conquering life's challenges with financial counseling, Budget-for-Baby classes, NMCRS-run thrift shops, and education loans and grants. They help our veterans navigate the complexities of pay and benefit programs and offer medical care through visiting nurse services.
The Navy sponsors the NMCRS, and dedicated volunteers generously share their time, but the society is a private nonprofit organization that relies on charitable contributions to fund the aid programs that are so critical to so many. From disasters to tragedies to everyday living, the NMCRS stands ready to support our Sailors and Marines. Will you stand with them?
You now have until May 4 to make your tax-deductible donation, and our campaign representatives will be happy to assist or answer any questions you have. Contacts for NAVAIR and NAWCAD are ABEC Dorian Fair (301-757-3092) or AZC Anthony Allen (301-757-3021). For NAS, reps are ABHC Keith Henry (301-342-5358) or ADC Paul Lutgen (301-342-1096). COMFRC rep is ATC Steve Roberts at 301-342-6517.
Keep up the great work and good on ya!
VADM David Architzel