Army

May 10, 2013

AER campaign continues strong, donations accepted year-round

Maranda Flynn
staff writer

Donations are still being accepted for the Fort Huachuca Army Emergency Relief Campaign that began on March 1 and will end Wednesday.

Since 1942, the Army Emergency Relief program, or AER, has provided emergency financial assistance to military personnel during unexpected times of need. Those eligible to receive this assistance include active duty Soldiers, their Family members, retirees, widows and orphans.

“We don’t want our Soldiers on the street so we look for the areas that we are going to assist the service members in to ensure that the quality of life remains there for them,” said Teresa Spencer, Army Emergency Relief specialist. “As it is, their jobs are already stressful – lots of deploying, possibility of deployment, maybe new babies on the way. Life happens at unexpected times, and that is what we call an unexpected emergency.”

So far, the Fort Huachuca community has donated $90,000 and Spencer is optimistic that the $100,000 goal can be reached. Even though the campaign officially ends Wednesday, donations are accepted throughout the year.

When asked how she felt about the campaign’s progress, Spencer said, “I think people expected, this year, for the campaign to not do so well because of [possible] furloughs, sequestrations, drawbacks and the economy’s situation … but I like a challenge. I believe that this year is going to be the best campaign out of all the seven years I have been here simply because people understand crisis.”

From installations across the world, all AER donations are submitted to one mutual pot. Fort Huachuca alone has distributed $111,191 in financial assistance to military members and their Families this year, thus far, to include both Army personnel and those from other services attached to this post.

Each unit on Fort Huachuca has a designated AER coordinator who can assist with setting up donation allotments. Donations are also accepted on the website, www.AERHQ.org, or in person at Fort Huachuca’s Army Community Service, Building 50010.

For more information, call Army Community Service, 533.5312, or visit www.AERHQ.org.




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