Jenn DeHaan | May 8, 2023
FORT KNOX, Ky.– The annual fundraiser campaign aimed to alleviate financial hardships of Soldiers and Army Families is coming to a close May 15.
Now in its 81st year, Army Emergency Relief has raised nearly $2 billion in financial assistance and supported four million Soldiers since its creation. Fort Knox leaders set a goal of 25 percent active-duty participation for the 2023 campaign. Currently, the installation is at 22.3 percent participation.
As of May 8, Fort Knox contributions totaled $132,274.
Donations can be made to unit representatives or online. Last year, about $400,000 went directly to Fort Knox Soldiers and Family members.
AER funds provide grants, interest-free loans and scholarships to active duty, retired and eligible Reserve Soldiers. All donations are tax deductible, with 91 cents of every dollar going directly to recipients.
For more on the AER Annual Campaign, go to https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/campaign.