Army Emergency Relief annual campaign kicks off March 1

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 1, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign begins its annual fundraising effort March 1 and runs through May 15.

AER provides emergency financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans or grants to Soldiers, as well as tuition assistance for Family members. In 2010, AER provided $69.7 million in financial relief to 62,000 Soldiers and their Families.

Funding for the program comes from voluntary donations by Soldiers and civilians, plus investments made by AER. For more information on AER, visit or contact your local Army Community Service center.