Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Limited Services Office Newport News Opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225
Arlington, VA   22203
www.nmcrs.org

Contact: Shelley Marshall, Captain, United States Navy (Retired)
Vice President, Chief Development and Communications Officer
(703) 696-7449/(800) 654-8364 office
DSN 426-4904
(703) 395-1065 cell
Fax (703) 696-0144
shelley.marshall@nmcrs.org

Arlington, VA, Wednesday, July 10 - Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Limited Services Office (LSO) Newport News, Virginia, will open on Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m.  The office is located in the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Newport News at 2600 Washington Avenue.

NMCRS Newport News is an LSO, not a full-service office typical of larger bases, such as the one located on Naval Base Norfolk, according to Kathy Nelson, Director, NMCRS Norfolk.  Support available at the Newport News office will include emergency financial assistance and the processing of Quick Assist Loans for eligible active duty members. The LSO will also provide advice and education on personal financial management.  During the first few weeks, the NMCRS Newport News LSO will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“In 2012, more than $6.7 Million of financial assistance in the form of interest-free loans and grants was provided to active duty and retired Sailors, Marines and their families by the four NMCRS offices located in the Hampton Roads area.  The Society is an important element of Fleet readiness and I am very excited that we will be able to provide emergency financial assistance to personnel assigned to the shipyard and to Navy ships on the north side of the Hampton Roads tunnel.  The support of area base and command leadership has really made this possible,” says Nelson.

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides financial assistance and education to active duty and retired members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members and survivors – when in need. NMCRS is staffed by nearly 3,700 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard ships.

For more information regarding NMCRS programs, services or ways to support NMCRS, please visit www.nmcrs.org.  For more information about the Newport News LSO, contact NMCRS Norfolk at (757) 322-1171.

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