VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) donated $202,467 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society on behalf of its customers and vendor partners, June 1.
"The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is a very important resource for our military families," said Rear Adm. (Sel) Glenn C. Robillard, Commander, NEXCOM. "As an organization that has been serving our Sailors and Marines for over 106 years, we were proud to be able to partner with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and contribute money for their programs. The benefit ticket program allowed customers to help the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society as well as realize an even better savings at their NEX. It was a win-win for both of them."
Beginning in March, 42 of the NEXs sold NMCRS benefit sale tickets to customers for $5 each. The ticket entitled customers to specific discounts for a one-time purchase on either April 11 or 12. These benefit tickets and other fund raising activities within NEX stores raised a total of $158,028.
NEXCOM's vending program also contributed to the NMCRS fund drive. With the help of its vendor partners, NEXCOM vending donated $44,439. Proceeds are provided through the NEX sale of products through NEX vending machines located around the world.
"We are deeply grateful for the sustained and most generous financial support provided by the Navy Exchange Service Command over the years," said Rear Adm. Jan Gaudio, U. S. Navy, retired, Executive Vice President of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. "This commitment to supporting Sailors, Marines and their families in times of financial need follows the long tradition of caring for our own.
During 2010, the Society provided nearly $50 million to meet the financial needs of nearly 100,000 clients. That equates to assisting nearly one in every five Sailors and Marines last year, providing more relief to more clients than any time since 1993 when the size of our Navy and Marine Corps was significantly larger. The most important message I can convey to Navy and Marine Corps families is that the Society is here to serve you. Think of the Society as your first resource when you have any unexpected financial emergency."
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