Since 9/11, Army Emergency Relief has distributed almost $775 million to 729,000 active and retired Soldiers and their Families. By providing interest-free loans and grants for many different categories of assistance to include emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, care for Families of Fallen Soldiers and support to Widows and Wounded Warriors, Army Emergency Relief has proven to be the organization of choice for Soldiers and their Families.
Army Emergency Relief has been an integral part of Army life for the past 72 years, reinforcing individual Soldier resiliency, serving as a constant in times of uncertainty, and an oasis of hope in time of need. The extraordinary care, compassion and consideration consistently demonstrated by Army Emergency Relief reflect the very essence of a proud and ready Army.
In addition to continuing the tradition of “Soldiers Helping Soldiers,” the Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign presents an excellent opportunity for Mission Commanders and Command Sergeants Major to promote a greater awareness of the benefits associated with Army Emergency Relief. Active participation in the 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign by leaders at all levels will go a long way toward maintaining the same high standards of “Army Emergency Relief: A Soldier’s First Choice.”