Annually Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) patrons can support the Navy & Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 benefit ticket at participating locations. The purchase of the $5 benefit ticket entitles customers to $5 off, and a 5% discount, applied to a one time in-store purchase.
On December 12, 2022, Cindy Whitman Lacy, CEO/Director, Marine Corps Community Services - Business and Support Division, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, presented LtGen (Retired) Ruark, President, and CEO, NMCRS, with a big check in the amount of $503,615. LtGen (Ret) Ruark shared that the funds contributed by MCX customers will go directly to loans and grants to help Marines, Sailors, and their families during these unprecedented economically challenging times.
The MCX conducted two campaigns to support the NMCRS between April 3, 2022 – May 7, 2022, and October 11, 2022 – November 5, 2022. The MCX achieved a 45.7% increase in contributions compared to 2021. MCXs across the Marine Corps were instrumental in executing the campaigns resulting in fantastic results for a great cause. Top 3 Marine Corps Installations included:
• Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune $114,800 (22.8% to total)
• Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton $78,355 (15.6% to total)
• Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center – Twenty-Nine Palms $63,180 (12.5% to total)
Since 2011, MCX and Navy Exchange (NEX) patrons have donated over $5 million to the NMCRS.
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 14,000 employees worldwide. In addition to providing the on-installation services, visit mymcx.com to learn about The Marine Corps Exchange.
About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Since 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has 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 non-profit, charitable organization that is staffed by over 3,000 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard ships.