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United States Navy
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
101 Vernon Avenue
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
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.
The American Red Cross provides assistance for military personnel and their immediate families in times of emergency. Quick communication with home about family crisis is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes verification of death or serious illness, birth announcements to deployed members overseas, and health and welfare reports resulting from loss of communication over an extended period of time. The Red Cross no longer offers emergency financial assistance in the form of interest free loans or grants. Please refer to the Navy Relief Society.
The Navy Relief Society can provide financial emergency assistance based upon need, through either loans or, when there is a particular hardship, grants. Categories of financial assistance include:
Before you depart, make sure you have all your important papers with you--not packed and on the moving van. Make a list of telephone numbers of key points of contacts at your new duty station. Include this list among your important papers. Important phones numbers could be the Command Duty Officer, your sponsor, new unit number--these can be invaluable in case of an emergency while in transit.
The Fleet and Family Support Center's Emergency Case Manager can also provide a list of helpful resources for disaster relief. The Emergency Case Manager can be reached at 850-234-4898; or after hours contact NSA PC emergency dispatch at 850-234-4332.
The local Panama City Salvation Army center assist those in need with emergency needs. They are capable of providing food, clothing, and financial assistance for past-due utilities (when funding is available, and the individual meets certain qualifications). The food assistance can be provided to a household once every three months, while the clothing assistance can be provided once every six months. Their center is located at 1824 W. 15th Street in Panama City, FL 32401. Their phone number is 850-769-5259.
If you require 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.