The Army's own nonprofit

Soldiers helping Soldiers since 1942

  • U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • $2 Billion

    Assistance provided to Soldiers since 1942
  • $1 Billion

    Assistance provided since 9/11
  • 4 million

    Soldiers served since 1942
  • Message from the former Sergeant Major of The Army

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

You can make a difference.

Contributing to AER is the most direct way to help Soldiers. 89% of every dollar donated goes straight to Soldiers and Families in need.


Message from the Chairman

“Our Board of Managers is composed of some of the finest leaders in our Army – active, retired, and spouses. These men and women of distinction served our country with selfless service and dedication. They took on the additional duty of guiding Army Emergency Relief’s mission and it is my great honor to be part of this magnificent team.”

–  Gen. Dennis Reimer, Chairman, U.S Army Retired