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United States Marine Corps
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Yuma, AZ 85365
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
In times of emergency or urgent need, financial assistance can be requested from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. The NMCRS offers interest-free loans or grants for emergency transportation, funerals, medical and dental bills, food, rent, utilities, essential motor vehicle repairs and more, in addition to basic financial counseling.
Contact the Yuma office at 928-269-2373 for more information or to make an appointment. The NMCRS is located in Building 645, Room 101. After normal work hours, on weekends and on holidays, the American Red Cross covers emergencies that can't wait until the next business day. Call them toll-free at 877-272-7337.
If an emergency happens while traveling outside the Yuma area, contact the Red Cross or the closest military aid agency (Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance). All of these agencies will act on behalf of NMCRS and process requests for emergency financial assistance.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting military and their families wherever they go around the globe. Emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other support are available to active-duty personnel, National Guard, reservists, retired military members and their immediate families.
Today’s Red Cross is keeping pace with the changing military. Using the latest in computer and telecommunications technology, the Red Cross allows military members stationed all over the world to send messages to loved ones back home during emergencies and other important events. These communications are delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 877-272-7337, which is toll-free within the continental United States.
Both active-duty and community-based military can count on the Red Cross to provide:
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, you can call Family Advocacy at 928-269-2561 or the 24-hour Emergency Hotline at 928-941-3650.
Victim Advocates provide:
For further assistance, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 928-941-3601 or the Provost Marshall Office at 928-269-2204/2361.
If you are near a military installation, contact the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Information and Referral Office at 928-269-6499, or contact the family readiness officer of your gaining command. Always have some money set aside for emergencies. For newly-arriving personnel, if there is a situation that needs emergency attention, contact your sponsor, gaining command S-1, administrative or personnel officer, officer of the day or Military OneSource at 800-342-9647, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can reach the command duty officer at 928-269-2252.