Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society open for business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arlington, VA, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is providing assistance to active duty and retired Marines and Sailors who are experiencing financial difficulties associated with the government shutdown.

Every day of the week, around the globe, the Society provides interest-free loans and grants for basic living expenses, emergency travel expenses, and other family emergencies for military members and their families facing financial crisis or need. As a non-government, but Federally-sanctioned organization, our support to Navy and Marine Corps families is unaffected by the government shutdown.

As a result of the government shutdown, the Society is working closely with the Navy and Marine Corps Casualty Assistance Offices to advance necessary financial assistance for next of kin to travel to the bedside of seriously ill or injured Marines and Sailors, or those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

"No Marine Corps or Navy family with legitimate financial needs should suffer hardship as a result of this temporary government closure," stated MajGen Jensen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Society. "Every member of the NMCRS Team is leaning forward to assist those in need!"

For more information on the Society's programs and services, please visit www.nmcrs.org or contact your nearest NMCRS office at www.nmcrs.org/location.

About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Since 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided 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. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that is staffed by nearly 3,700 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard ships.

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

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