In 1904, several Naval officers, wives of Naval officers, and civilian friends saw the need for more formal and organized assistance. The Society was incorporated on January 23 of that year. Initial funding came from the proceeds of the 1903 Army-Navy Football Game held at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In its first year, the Society gave $9,500 to widows and families of enlisted men.
For over a century, the Society has expanded its services and programs to support the changing needs of service members and their families. Our support is provided by people who care about making life better for Sailors and Marines. Some things never change.
NMCRS has evolved through the years and currently provides emergency financial assistance to eligible recipients in the form of:
• Interest-free loans or grants to deal with emergency needs
• Education loans and grants
• Lifetime benefits information assistance
• Money Management
• Budget for Baby Workshops
• Thrift Shops
• Visiting Nurse Services
For more information, please call (202) 433-3364 -or- visit our website: http://www.nmcrs.org/locations/entry/washington-navy-yard