The 2018 Active Duty Fund Drive in support of NMCRS will run 1-30 March for commands at Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi and NAF Misawa. In 2017, NMCRS Yokosuka provided uniforms and other items from their thrift stores to the affected crews in the aftermath of the USS FITZGERALD and USS JOHN S. MCCAIN collisions. For over a century, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has been there for Sailors and Marines who faced family emergencies, natural disasters and other unexpected life events that strain monthly budgets.
NMCRS operates nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at military bases throughout the world. The Society was incorporated in 1904 in the District of Columbia and has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. It is managed by a Board of Directors whose members are active duty or retired members of the USN and USMC, and/or spouses of active duty and/or retired members of the Naval Services. NMCRS Yokosuka hosts a full service office that provides support to Emergency Service Offices on NAF Atsugi, NAF Misawa, and aboard each ship homeported in Yokosuka (12-13 ships).
NMCRS Yokosuka provided assistance to 756 clients in 2017, providing $660,955 in direct financial assistance through interest free loans and grants. NMCRS Yokosuka also provided these other no cost services: budget counseling, Visiting Nurse appointments, processed tens of thousands of pounds of donations at our Thrift Shop, and Budget for Baby course, where each baby received a baby blanket hand-knit by an NMCRS volunteer. 125 volunteers and staff members provided these services in 2017.