Website: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Click on the "Services" link on the left side of the page to see all they offer.
"The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need-based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors.
We offer financial counseling, no-interest loans, grants, and various support services, as well as referrals to other community-based resources when available. There are no fees for such assistance."
They offer interest-free loans or grants to deal with emergency needs such as
Many of their full-service offices also offer a Visiting Nurse program.
As part of an ongoing effort to better
serve the military community, the American Red Cross moved to a single
telephone number for its emergency communication services in June 2011.
Beginning June 13, service members and their families can use one toll-free number, 877-272-7337, to send an urgent message to a service member.
Through this number, Red Cross emergency communications services can put service members in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, upon the birth of a service member's child or grandchild, or when a family faces other emergencies. Additional Red Cross services, such as case management and emergency financial assistance, are also available.
For those people stationed overseas, the three options for calling will remain the same: calling 877-272-7337 direct, accessing the number through a military operator, or calling their local Red Cross station.
"An emergency situation can be a very stressful time for a military family, and having just one common telephone number to remember can make a difficult situation a little easier," said Sherri Brown, the senior vice president of Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. "U.S. military personnel and their families can remain confident that the Red Cross will be there to keep them connected when there is a crisis at home."
In the past, military families living outside an installation needed to remember the phone number for their local Red Cross chapters for emergency communications, while those living on a military installation used the 877-272-7337 number. Now, military members and their families can use this single number to initiate an emergency communication, regardless of where they live.