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Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
4260 Steve’s Way BLDG D 328
Indian Head, MD 20640
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
What should you do in case an emergency happens while you are traveling? Call your sponsor and your new command. Ensure that they know where you are and what the situation is. In order to do this, you must keep all the new telephone numbers with you.
Depending on how serious the emergency is, contact the American Red Cross. They are always available for emergency aid anywhere you may be. Contact the nearest chapter. They can sometimes help with emergency financial assistance and contact individuals that will need to know where you are and what's happening. American Red Cross: 800-733-2767 Select: Option 4. Listen to the different options and select which option best suits your situation.
Call your immediate family to let them know the situation.
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society can also be of assistance. For more on emergency planning visit: Ready Navy
Here are a few things you can do to better prepare for travel and emergencies:
Depending on how serious the emergency is, contact the American Red Cross. They are always available for emergency aid anywhere you may be. Contact the nearest chapter (phone numbers are usually listed in the white pages of the local phone directory). They can sometimes help with emergency financial assistance and contact individuals that will need to know where you are and what's happening.
The Red Cross can also help you prepare your family, your pets and your home for common emergencies and natural disasters. Visit their website for information about emergencies that can occur where you live, and learn the difference between a "watch" and a "warning." Get tips for preparedness steps you can take today, what to do in an emergency and how to repair and rebuild afterward.
Contact the American Red Cross directly at 800-733-2767.
It is helpful to have the following information ready about the service member when you call:
Navy Marine Corps 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: basic living expenses (food, shelter, utilities), medical not covered by TRICARE, dental not covered by Concordia, funeral expenses, emergency transportation, essential car repairs, pay and allotment problems and disasters and assistance for widows, mothers and children.
To reach the local NMCRS, call 301-342-4739 or 202-433-3364 (Washington Navy Yard office). To reach the Dahlgren, VA NMCRS, call 540-845-1757.
Make sure you have all your important papers and documents with you. If you are in-transit and need emergency assistance, locate the nearest military installation for help. If there is no installation in the area, call the local information operator emergency numbers.
Vital Records: Driver's licenses, birth certificates, adoption papers, Social Security cards, passports, citizenship papers (such as a "green card" or naturalization documents), marriage license, divorce decrees, child custody papers, current military ID, military discharge (DD Form 214), medical and vaccination records for pets along with current photos and ID chip numbers in case you are separated.
Keep Your Important Documents Safe from a Disaster
You can also visit FEMA and the American Red Cross for helpful information.