Army Emergency Relief has a long tradition of helping Soldiers. Founded in 1942, Army Emergency Relief is the Army’s own nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, Retired Soldiers and their families during times of distress. With providing more than $1 Billion in assistance since 9/11, AER works to educate eligible Soldiers and inform them of benefits offered, as well as the opportunity to contribute to Soldiers in need.
Donations from Soldiers, like you, allowed AER to assist SGT J., a single mother who was able to find temporary housing after her apartment was damaged by a fire and SFC T., a young father of two (with a third on the way) was able to pay his rent after a sudden relocation. AER continues to work to find new ways to assist, increasing the loan amount AER Officers and Garrison Commanders can approve on the spot and adding several new ways we can help those in need. Starting in 2019, Army Emergency Relief now provides assistance for Special Needs Equipment as well as Passport, Immigration and VISA fees.
We would like to invite you to participate in our brief survey http://aersurvey.org/. Your input will help us understand what is important to you and provide insights into how we can continue, “Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.”
-By Andrew Pike, Army Emergency Relief