America Red Cross
The Red Cross is a non-profit agency staffed primarily by Volunteers. They process emergency messages and offer assistance to veterans, and emergency assistance to service members and their families including financial assistance (when the aid societies are not available for extended periods of time); information and referral services; health and safety courses (including First Aid and CPR and Life Guard training, pre-natal and teen baby sitter education; Disaster Relief Planning, Preparedness, and Education; and Adult and Youth Volunteer programs in the Naval Hospital and Dental Clinic, as well as instructors and Disaster Action Team members. For more information visit the Community Building 318 on NAS I, or call (DSN) 624-4900. After normal business hours, 0800-1600 weekdays, this number is also available for emergencies only.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Sigonella auxiliary of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides assistance to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. NMCRS offers interest-free loans and grants as well as non-financial programs such as Jr. Sea Bags (layettes), Spouse Tuition Aid, Budgeting Strategies and the food pantry. For more information, call (DSN) 624-4212 or fax 624-4554, or write to PSC 824 Box 2720 FPO AE 09627-2720.