2014 ACTIVE DUTY FUND DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

Date Signed: 2/05/2014
ALMARS Active Number: 005/14

R 031933Z FEB 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 005/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/2014 ACTIVE DUTY FUND DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS) HAS ASSISTED OUR MARINES, SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES SINCE 1904.  WHETHER HELPING MARINES TRAVEL TO THE BEDSIDE OF AN ILL OR INJURED FAMILY MEMBER, MAKE URGENT VEHICLE REPAIRS, ENSURE THAT THEIR FAMILY HAS FUNDS TO PAY FOR FOOD, SHELTER AND GAS WHEN A NATURAL DISASTER STRIKES, OR SENDING REGISTERED NURSES TO VISIT THE HOME OF AN INJURED MARINE, THE SOCIETY HAS CONSISTENTLY GIVEN PEACE OF MIND TO THOSE IN NEED.
2.  JUST LAST YEAR, NMCRS' 3,700 VOLUNTEERS AND SMALL CADRE OF EMPLOYEES COORDINATED 48.6 MILLION DOLLARS IN INTEREST-FREE LOANS AND GRANTS TO MORE THAN 65,000 MARINES, SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES. SUPPORTING OUR MARINE FAMILY WITH 24/7 ON-CALL SERVICES FROM ANY LOCATION AROUND THE WORLD, NMCRS IS A VITAL CONTRIBUTOR TO UNIT READINESS -- AND A LIFELINE WHEN AN UNFORESEEN CRISIS EXCEEDS A MARINE'S FINANCIAL ABILITY TO COPE.
3.  OUR OPPORTUNITY TO HELP FELLOW MARINES THROUGH NMCRS IS NOW! DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL, I ASK ALL WHO WEAR THE EAGLE, GLOBE AND ANCHOR TO COMMIT TO THE 2014 ACTIVE DUTY FUND DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF NMCRS.  I'M COUNTING ON LEADERS TO CAREFULLY ASSIGN MOTIVATED FUND DRIVE COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES AND ENSURE ALL MARINES ARE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NMCRS.  MARINES AND SAILORS NEED TO BE WELL INFORMED ABOUT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY NMCRS AND TO VOLUNTARILY DONATE.
4.  NMCRS HAS KEPT FAITH WITH MARINES AND SAILORS - THIS MARCH AND APRIL IT'S OUR TURN TO GIVE BACK.
5.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//