On June 1, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. was honored to present a donation of $7,500 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville. To date, the Foundation has donated over $20,000 to this great organization. For those of you not familiar with its purpose:
Founded in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private non-profit charitable organization. It is sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. The Society was incorporated in the District of Columbia and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It is managed by a Board of Directors whose members are active duty or retired members of the Naval Services, or spouses of active duty or retired members of the Naval Services.
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 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, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
The Society provides need-based financial assistance to eligible recipients in the form of:
– Interst-free loans and grants, and
– Scholarships and interest-free loans for education.
In addition, the Society offers the following services:
– Financial Counseling,
– Budget for Baby Workshops,
– Thrift Shops, and
– Visiting Nurse Services.
Our Vision: We are a private, non-profit, volunteer, service organization. As a Center of Excellence, we are committed to ensure that all available resources are used to assist personnel of the Naval Services – active, retired, and their eligible family members – to achieve financial self-sufficiency and find solutions to emergency needs.
The Society can help:
- – Active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines,
– Eligible family members of active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines who died,
– Reservists on extended active duty greater than 30 days,
– Indigent widows and mothers (65 years or older) of deceased servicemembers who have limited resources and no family to provide for their welfare, and
– Ex-spouses who have not remarried and whose marriage to a servicemember lasted for at least 20 years while the servicemember was on active duty.
Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, the Society is a private non-profit organization whose programs are totally funded by charitable contributions.
Contributions to the Society are fully deductible. For more information on donating to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, visit them at www.nmcrs.org.