Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Navy Exchange and Marine Corps Exchange customers shopped to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Twice a year, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) and Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) offer its customers the opportunity to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 benefit ticket. This spring, the donation from NEX customers was $361,580 while MCX customers donated $247,620, MCX’s highest since its benefit ticket program began.
"The support that the NEX and MCX shoppers have provided to NMCRS through the benefit tickets is incredible,” said retired LtGen Jack W. Klimp, USMC, President, Chief Executive Officer of NMCRS. “I am humbled by their generosity. With basic living expenses on the rise and PCS season in full swing, this gift will be put to immediate use."
The purchase of the $5 benefit ticket entitled customers to $5 off as well as a 5% discount applied to a one time in-store purchase in May. NEX and MCX customers have another chance to support the NMCRS this fall when $5 benefit tickets will be sold Oct. 11 – Nov. 5.
Over the past 11 years, benefit ticket sales have garnered over $4.5 million to NMCRS from NEX and MCX customers.
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is one of 11 commands under Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). NEXCOM oversees seven business lines that include Navy Exchange (NEX) stores, Navy Lodges, Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, Ships Store Program, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, Uniform Program Management Office and Telecommunications Program Office. NEXCOM's mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support Navy quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists, veterans, DoD civilians and families. Since 1946, NEXCOM has given over $3.7 billion to support Navy MWR. Shop online at myNavyExchange.com.
The Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) is one part of the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) ecosystem of programs that supports and enhances the operational readiness, war fighting capabilities, and life quality of Marines, their families, retirees and civilians. MCCS is valued by leadership as being a single, relevant portfolio of programs and capabilities that provides unwavering support to Marines and their families throughout their entire career journey with the United States Marine Corps. MCCS leverages this single program delivery capability by consolidating MCX, MWR and Family Programs to deliver goods and services at over 2,250 facilities with a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide. In addition to providing the on installation services, visit mymcx.com/shopping to learn about additional online offerings.
Since 1904, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided financial assistance and education to active duty and retired members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, and survivors - when in financial need. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization that is staffed by over 3,800 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world - ashore and aboard ships.