VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Rear Admiral Robert J. Bianchi (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) presented a check on July 6, totaling $241,030 to Admiral Steve Abbot (Ret), President and Chief Executive Officer, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, to benefit NMCRS programs from contributions by NEX customers during a promotion held in the spring.
"For the past seven years, NEX customers have supported the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during its fund drive and this year was no exception," said Bianchi. "The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society gives outstanding support to our active duty military community. I am proud to be able to present this donation on behalf of our customers."
"Thanks to the entire NEXCOM organization for this donation," said Abbot. "We are extremely grateful for your support through the annual coupon sale and for your partnership throughout the year. Your support really does make a difference for the Society and for those we serve."
Since 2011, NEXCOM has been partnering with Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society on an annual fund raising effort. Since its inception, NEX patrons have donated nearly $2 million through this effort. In return for a $5 donation to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, customers receive a card that entitled them to specific discounts for a one-time purchase at a NEX in April 2018.
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