Army Emergency Relief annual campaign kicked off March 1

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 2, 2010

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Army Emergency Relief annual fundraising campaign kicked off March 1 and runs through May 15.

This year’s theme, “Helping Maintain Army Strong,” emphasizes the idea of Soldiers helping Soldiers. AER provides emergency financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans or grants to Soldiers, as well as tuition assistance for Family members.

Funding for the program comes from voluntary donations by Soldiers and civilians, plus investments made by AER.

For more information on AER, visit

About us: The U.S. Army in Europe, with NATO and other coalition partners from throughout its 51-country area of responsibility, trains for, conducts, and supports contingency operations. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, USAREUR has forces throughout Germany as well as in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Romania, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.