| Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
"Let us be your first resource"
"Taking care of our own," the age-old adage of the Marine Corps, accurately describes the mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Located in Building 645, the Society provides services for active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. As a private, non-profit, volunteer service organization, the primary mission of the Society is to assist eligible persons in coping with immediate financial emergencies and needs using donated funds. The office is staffed with trained volunteers who assess needs and give financial counseling to enable clients to live within their means on a continuing basis. Assistance may be provided through confidential counseling, interest-free loans or grants, and referrals to various other agencies.
To schedule an appointment for assistance, call the office at 269-2373.
Emergencies will be seen as soon as possible; an appointment is NOT necessary. Normal operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. NMCRS Yuma is pleased to have a Visiting Nurse. The nurse is routinely available to provide home visits to Navy and Marine Corps families with health education questions or problems. The Nurse's hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Visiting Nurse does hospital visits, when possible, at Yuma Regional Medical Center for all military and family members (USN and USMC only). Pre-natal, post-operative, and post-partum mother/newborn) visits are done in the home on an appointment basis, along with pediatric visits, medical/ surgical visits, and others. Please keep in mind that the Visiting Nurse is not designed to meet emergency needs. To contact the Nurse, call 269-5401.
Free layettes worth $65-$70 are available to all ranks, Navy and Marine Corps, and their family members when expecting a child. Expectant parents may attend the Budget for Baby Class prior to the birth of their baby and receive a layette. This class is a financial planning tool to get ready for the added expenses of another family member. Parents may still qualify for the layette up to one month after the baby is born by having a one-on-one budget done in the office. Layettes contain a towel, washcloth, crib sheets, blankets, sleepers, onesies, booties, plus a blanket hand made by a volunteer and more.
The NMCRS Thrift Shop is located in Building 645 and operates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is run by volunteers and contains many useable items for sale at low cost. The shop has a good selection of useable uniforms, household items, toys, books, clothing and other miscellaneous items for sale at reasonable prices. Good, durable, re-saleable items may be left in the box beside the building or be brought into the shop during open hours. Money made through sales goes directly back to help Marines and Sailors in need. Contact the shop during operating hours at 269-2033.
Volunteers are the work force of the Society and are always needed. Anyone interested in volunteering for any of our programs should call or drop by the office for more information. For financial emergencies on weekends, holidays, and after normal working hours, call the American Red Cross Emergency Service Center, toll-free: 1-877-272-7337.