The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) offers assistance through a variety of services for patients and their families. Some of these services include providing toiletries, clothing and blankets, as well as movies, magazines, and/or comfort for patients and families. In Fiscal Year 2015, Red Cross volunteers provided more than 34,500 items to support patients and families throughout the hospital.

There are currently more than 600 volunteers contributing close to 6,000 hours monthly supporting a variety of activities for patients, family members and care providers. Volunteers include civilians and active duty members, administrators, and doctors, who practice to the full extent of their credentials and support activities across Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB). They volunteer at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) and greet wounded, ill and injured service members arriving via medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). During the summer, approximately 75 youth volunteers serve throughout the medical center as well.

To become a Red Cross volunteer at WRNMMC, call 301-295-1538, or stop by the Red Cross office in Building 8, second floor, Room 2189 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To initiate a Red Cross message at any time, call 877-272-7337.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is an independent non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to active duty and retired service members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families for emergent needs.

The Society is staffed primarily by volunteers who assist clients in completing spending plans, schedule emergency leave travel arrangements, teach Budget for Baby classes, and knit or crochet hand-made baby layette items. In addition, our Combat Casualty Assistance Nurses provide free home visits anywhere in the U.S. to Navy and Marine Corps families affected by OIF/OEF/OND combat service.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 9285 Constellation Drive, Building 239. Please call 301-295-1207 to volunteer or make an appointment for services.