We have just a few days left in this year's Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive. Over the last week, we were able to reach our command goal of $60,000 in donations all because of the extraordinary efforts of our dedicated volunteers, and I want to express my appreciation to all the folks involved in this year’s campaign.
Thanks to all the Fund Drive Keypersons who dedicated their time to achieving 100 percent contact among our active duty community and in collecting and processing donations. A special thanks to the organizers and participants in the Fifth Annual NMCRS Golf Tournament held April 20 and run by the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association. These committed volunteers helped raise more than $10,500 the highest sum yet from this annual event!
I’d also like to thank our military community for their tremendous generosity. To our civilian and contract workforce, a heartfelt ‘good on ya!’ Your contributions and recognition of our service members is deeply appreciated, and your donations to NMCRS will continue to make a difference in the lives of our Sailors and Marines and their families.
Lastly, thank you to the NMCRS caseworkers, including the office volunteers and active duty Chiefs who cover after-hours and weekend emergencies, ensuring that Navy and Marine Corps service members, both active duty and retired, and their families can get assistance should a financial emergency arise.
This year’s campaign ends this Friday, and our volunteers are still available to assist in making your tax-deductible donation or to answer any questions you have. Contacts for NAVAIR and NAWCAD are Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching & Recovery) Chief Petty Officer Dorian Fair (301-757-3092) or Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Chief Petty Officer Anthony Allen (301-757-3021). For NAS, reps are Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Aircraft Handler) Chief Petty Officer Keith Henry (301-342-5358) or Aviation Machinist's Mate Chief Petty Officer Paul Lutgen (301-342-1096). COMFRC rep is Aviation Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Steve Roberts (301-342-6517).
My thanks to everyone, and good on ya!
VADM David Architzel