During 2011, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society helped one out of every five Sailors and Marines serving our Nation. To continue to help Sailors and Marines it will take “all hands”
We are underway or deployed 365 days a year, in harms way. We must be prepared to meet any contingency or operation. But most importantly, we have to bring all of our Sailors and Marines home and provide for them and their families
When they know that they can count on the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society when they need help for themselves and their loved ones, our Sailors and Marines can focus their attention on the job at hand -- protecting America.
The Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society provides that kind of security to Sailors, Marines, and their families. And they have been since 1904. During their first Century of Service, the Society disbursed more than $1.1 Billion in interest-free loans and grants to more than 4 million Sailors, Marines and their families.
Partnership is very important to our mission. The Navy and Marine Corps provide the Society with logistical and other resource support to accomplish their work. In return, their assistance has a direct impact on mission readiness by allowing SMs to focus on their jobs rather than be sidetracked by family and/or financial concerns. The Society only provides assistance to the population affiliated with the Navy and Marine Corps. Society assistance is always based on need. Financial assistance for emergency needs can be given in the form of an interest-free loan, loan/grant combination, or grant. Educational assistance for eligible persons, including spouses and children of active duty service members is also available on a need basis. Funds for the Society’s educational support comes from their Reserve Fund -- not from donations! The money for all other financial assistance and programs comes from donations, so the Society’s stewardship of this money is very important to our business .
Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, the Society is a private, non-profit volunteer service organization whose programs are totally funded by charitable contributions.
In 2011 1,800 families were helped as they dealt with hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, and the Operation Tomodachi evacuation. Emergency assistance is not only provided during a national crisis, but also during a personal crisis. The Society can provide assistance when: * Food, rent and utilities * Emergency transportation * Essential vehicle repairs * Unforeseen family emergencies * Excess Medical/dental bills * Disaster relief assistance * Funeral expenses
This slide helps to illustrate how NMCRS has evolved since it was established. The Society was founded in 1904 by 19 Volunteers. Seed money for the organization was provided by $9000 in gate receipts from the 1903 Army-Navy football game. Earmarked for aid to widows and orphans of service members. The Society has grown into a global organization with donations exceeding $ 19 million last year. Every dollar that is donated goes directly back to provide support to our Sailors and Marines. Fewer than 220 paid employees draw their salaries from the Reserve Fund, NOT from contributions. Most of the Society’s work is accomplished by approximately 3,500 dedicated and trained VOLUNTEERS.
The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan resulted in significant casualties that required special Society assistance.
QAL program was developed at the request of Navy and Marine Corps Senior Leadership who were concerned about Sailors and Marines facing short term emergencies and ending up with outrageously high interest rates. Now when a Sailor or Marine hit a bump in the road there is a quick interest free solution.
This chart illustrates 2010 statistics for each of these programs.
Last year this area received in excess of three times the amount of assistance than our local Sailors and Marines gave in contributions. The Society is here to help with all the needs of Sailors, Marines and their family members, but they need all of our help to continue.
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Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society IT TAKES ALL HANDS http://donations.nmcrs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=active_duty_fund_drive2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 96,061 Sailors, Marines and Families in need received more than $48M in Financial Assistance2012 NMCRS Helped One of Every 5 Sailors & Marines in 2011
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Mission The Mission of NMCRS is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors, when in need: and to receive and manage funds to2012 administer these programs.
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Society Helps… Active Duty and Retired Marines and Sailors, and their eligible family members.2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society NMCRS is a “first responder” when you need help2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Society --Then and Now 1904 2010 Contributions $9,000 $19.1 Million Work Force 19 Volunteers 3,500 Volunteers About 220 Paid Employees Locations 1 About 250 Cases 34 Widows 96,061 $48 million in assistance2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 2011 Highlights Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurses made 20,200 contacts with more than 1500 families, providing resource information and emotional support to combat wounded and their families. 456 combat injured received $164,000 in financial assistance from the Society.2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Quick Assist Loans • For emergency needs that can be solved with a small amount of money • Intended as an alternative to high-interest short term loans • $15.1 million to 51,000 active duty Sailors and Marines2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Non-Financial Assistance Volunteer caseworkers 6,400 Layettes worked with Sailors and presented to parents Marines to develop a of newborns personal budget and be prepared for financial challenges Visiting Nurses made 46,250 patient visits 27 Thrift Shops stretch paychecks2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Great Lakes Statistics CY 2011 • Contributions = $653,294 • 1,677 financial cases – $746,729 in Interest- Free Loans – $56,654 in Grants2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society NMCRS GREAT LAKES ASSISTANCE VS DONATIONS NMCRS XXX ASSISTANCE VS DONATIONS Donations, $653,294 Assistance, $803,3832012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Local NMCRS Director • Carol Ward • DSN : 792-3757 • Commercial: – 847-688-6830 • Carol.email@example.com
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society QMC John Weidner NMCRS Great Lakes Area Coordinator john.l.weidner@ navy.mil2012
Active Duty Fund Drive to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society We appreciate your continuing support! Questions? Comments?2012