The U.S. Army's nonprofit organization

Soldiers helping Soldiers since 1942

  • U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • 4 Million

    Soldiers assisted since 1942
  • $2 Billion

    Assistance provided since 1942
  • $1 Billion

    Assistance provided since 9/11

Message from the Chairman

“Army Emergency Relief has always been an important tool for Commanders.  In my nearly 40 years of service, I repeatedly witnessed the impact Army Leaders had on their Soldiers’ lives by sending them to their AER Office for financial assistance.

AER provided $70 million in loans and grants to 40,000 Soldiers and Families in 2019. This incredible amount of assistance was possible due to the support of our generous donors. Since our founding in 1942, this organization has relied on the comradery and generosity that exists between our men and women in uniform.”

–  Gen. John F. Campbell, Chairman, U.S Army Retired

You can make a difference.

Contributing to AER is the most direct way to help Soldiers. 90 cents of every dollar donated goes straight to Soldiers and Families in need.


Providing a lifeline

“Army Emergency Relief provided me with a lifeline at a time when my hope was severely tested. The amazing caring exhibited by the staff cannot be overstated. The ability to participate in a program for service members that provides emergency financial assistance at a time when need is highest evokes an incredible feeling of thankfulness to those who honor the Soldier’s commitment and sacrifice. I will always be grateful!”

– Sandra Carter, U.S. Army Retired