UPDATE: $136K going toward AER mission following Giving Tuesday 2023


UPDATE: We can’t thank our incredible donors enough for supporting AER on Giving Tuesday. You donated more than $68,000 and Lockheed Martin generously enough matched that amount for more than $136,000 going to our important mission of helping relieve financial distress of Soldiers and Army Families. Of the four official military aid societies, AER finished second in the #Battle4BraggingRights behind the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

PR Newswire | Nov. 20, 2023

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2023 — On Nov. 28, the combined forces of Army Emergency Relief, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance announced their intent to engage in the #Battle4BraggingRights for the second consecutive year on #GivingTuesday. The mission remains the same: secure essential funds to provide service members and their Families with vital emergency relief, financial support and educational resources.

The #Battle4BraggingRights will unfold across social media platforms on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Supporters are encouraged to visit Battle4BraggingRights.com, where they can allocate their contributions to one of the four official military aid societies. At the close, a victor will emerge.

Within the organizations’ circles, good-natured banter permeates, as staff and volunteers gear up for the friendly competition.

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has extended a generous proposal to match every gift made during #Battle4BraggingRights on #GivingTuesday, up to a sum of $1 million. This substantial matching pledge guarantees that donations to these transformative military aid societies will yield double the impact for military members, veterans and their Families.

“Our shared commitment to aiding our armed forces and their families underscores the significance of this gesture,” said retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, AER director. “Thanks to Lockheed Martin’s generous support, donors who give during #Battle4BraggingRights will have their impact and contribution and impact doubled.”

Commencing in 2012 as a Global Day of Giving, #GivingTuesday has galvanized countless individuals to rally behind their cherished causes. To make a donation, and have it doubled for your favorite military aid society, be sure to visit Battle4BraggingRights.com this #GivingTuesday on or before Nov. 28.

Donate now to AER’s Giving Tuesday campaign.

(UPDATE: The 2023 campaign has ended, but donors can give online at any time!)

About Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Air Force Aid Society

The United States has four Congressionally sanctioned military aid societies charged with helping more than 2.5 million service members, their Families and, in some cases, military retirees in financial need. Each organization is a nonprofit 501c3 that provides financial support to their service-specific clients through zero-interest loans, grants, disaster assistance, scholarships and a myriad of other needs-based programs and services. All programs and services are designed to support military members in need and help them build a solid foundation for a financial future. All four military aid societies are 4-star Charity Navigator-rated nonprofit organizations. Please visit Battle4BraggingRights.com to donate to one or more of the military aid societies and learn more about the unique programs of each organization.