Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society comes to the rescue for Marines and Sailors affected by Hurricane Harvey(Brant Kelly)
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a nonprofit volunteer service organization, is providing financial assistance to Marines and Sailors experiencing crisis as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
“Every member of the NMCRS Team is leaning forward to assist those in need,” said retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Pete Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NMCRS, according to a press release.
Before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, NMCRS volunteers helped retired and active duty service members evacuate the area and provided financial assistance for the service members and their families.
Now their work continues as they provide financial assistance to those who lost cars, homes and other possessions during the storm.
Once travel is authorized, NMCRS will be “working closely with the Navy and Marine Corps to provide necessary financial assistance for next of kin to travel to the area to support family members in their recovery efforts,” according to a press release.
NMCRS provides educational resources and financial assistance to active duty service members, veterans and eligible family members and survivors.
“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,” according to the organization’s website.
NMCRS is also accepting donations online for veteran and active duty hurricane survivors and the NMCRS programs that support them.