NEWS | April 8, 2015

NMCRS Fund Drive comes to a close

By Lt. Adrian Jones 628th Force Support Squadron / Naval Support Activity Charleston

The 2015 Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive was a thriving success! We helped raise an estimated $184,925 in donations for Sailors and Marines. In 2014 the total gathered reflect $132,778, a total increase of more than $52,000.

The commands involved in donations this year include Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Naval Nuclear Power Training unit, Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston, Naval Support Activity Charleston, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, Naval Health Clinic Charleston, and Naval Munitions Command.

As the military fund drive coordinator for the Naval Weapons Station, I worked with the NMCRS office and Annikah Moaratty to put together fundraisers and schedule various events with our tenant command liaisons. NNPTC, NMC, and NSA all ended up with 100 percent contact, which is our overall goal each year. MM1 Kenneth Murray, at NNPTC did an especially awesome job, with a total of $171,000 of the gathered funds coming from NNPTC students and staff.

Money gathered in this fund drive is used to help support military members and their families. The services offered by NMCRS include: food, rent and mortgage, utilities, essential home repairs; establishing a new residence, including security and utility deposit; car expenses, such as repairs and insurance deductibles; medical expenses; military pay shortage, delayed entitlements; and funeral expenses.