Naval Station Mayport’s annual Active Duty Fund Drive In Support Of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will be conducted fro March 1- April 30. The theme for this year’s active duty fund drive is “By Our Own - For Our Own”.
Each year the active duty service members of the Navy and Marine Corps conduct a fund drive to raise necessary funds to assist service members and their families in the event of unplanned emergent financial needs. It could be the result of a pay shortage, an emergency travel due to family illness, an unplanned car repair, a basic living expense shortfall or evacuation funds in the event of a hurricane. These are but a few of the areas of assistance NMCRS provides. All funds are interest-free loans or in some cases grants may be provided as determined by the circumstances.
In 2018 Mayport NMCRS assisted nearly 1,200 clients and distributed $800,000 for those in need. The Society could not meet the needs of our Sailors and Marines if were not for the generosity our active duty service members helping their shipmates in time of financial need.
Last year Naval Station Mayport had a very successful fund drive and raised $281,537.00. “By Our Own - For Our Own” is clearly evident in the generosity of our sailors and marines. We look forward to another very successful fund drive in 2019.