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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - News Articles About the Society
"Due to the change from a grant to a loan, it is obviously an underutilized program," said Summer Sweeney, director of NMCRS Guam/Singapore/Diego Garcia.
Shops are totally managed and operated by NMCRS
volunteers," said Sweeney
"Opportunities are available for volunteers to sort merchandise, arrange displays, cashier, donation pick up, and serve as a store manager.
We also offer shopping vouchers for our thrift shop to participants of our 'Budget for Baby' class and those that attend indoctrination class."
Another unique service NMCRS offers is the Visiting Nurse Program.
"The visiting nurse is available to make hospital or home visits to eligible clients in the interest of improving their quality of life by promoting understanding of information about the individual's health issues," said Sweeney
also said visits are frequently made to new mothers and infants, patients recovering from surgery, and patients with chronic health problems.
No appointment is necessary," said Sweeney
"To help us reach this goal, service members must bring in there ID card and full [Leave and Earning Statement]."
To ensure these services continue run smoothly, NMCRS Guam is looking for volunteers to help provide the programs.
The Society provides volunteers with reimbursement for transportation and family member care expenses.
said with the hardships in today's society, services aren't possible without the help of volunteers.
"It takes as little as two hours a week to make a difference," she
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Capt. Janice M. Wynn, chief of staff of U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, and Summer Sweeney, director of NMCRS Guam, presented customized pins and certificates to eight volunteers during an award ceremony held at the Old Hagatna Grill in Hagatna.
said the volunteers are awarded according to the hours they work with NMCRS
also stressed how important volunteers are to the Society and its services to the fleet.
"Our volunteers work very hard to ensure that all of our service members' needs are taken care of.Volunteers make up a large portion of our society," said Sweeney
."Many offices are run strictly by volunteers.If the society was to have to pay individuals an hourly wage, the society would be bankrupt in five years."
The volunteers fill many rolls within the society according to Sweeney
"Our volunteers consist of the receptionist who kindly greets you on the phone or at the door, [and] the caseworkers who identify client needs and provide resources and recommendations to help our Sailors reach financial self sufficiency," said Sweeney
."The thrift store volunteers make available the low-cost items for military families and our various volunteers who help with teaching classes, providing layettes and handling the day-to-day operations of our Guam office."
The NMCRS volunteers receive childcare for the hours they are in the office, mileage to and from home and monthly appreciation lunches.Any interested individuals may contact 344-9372 for an application.
"I have a very dedicated, selfless group of individuals that give so much of their time to our society," said Sweeney
Present were, from left, Wynn; Cindy Zalar; Summer Sweeney
, director NMCRS Guam; Wendy Clark; Pam Zavadil; Cathy Martin; Flo Brombach; Sarah Hatfield; Michelle Santa; Maggie Camacho; Katrina Hunt; Celeste Gonzalez; Maria Gonzalez; Carolina Haylow; Maria Edmondson; Meredith Saxon; and Freeman.
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Should a catastrophic, widespread disaster such as a typhoon or an earthquake occur, it is important to note that "the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is integrated into the base recovery plan," says Guam Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Director Summer Sweeney.