I have always had a lot of respect for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, whose mission is:
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
My wife spent about a year volunteering for the NMCRS while we were at Camp Pendleton, and found it to be rewarding work. They provide a tremendous array of services, and really help the sea services keep their people on the job by assisting with all those strange occurrences of life away from family.
And it’s a family affair: my mom has made about a metric ton of baby blankets for them, and has a couple of thank yous from the General in command of the Camp Pendleton group.
I cannot think of a charity that better fits my desire to help Marines, Sailors and their families, and I’m very proud to endorse the NMCRS as my “Official Charity”.