Since 1942, Army Emergency Relief (AER) has been helping support Soldiers and their Families. The money provided through AER loans is donated by Soldiers, civilians, widows and widowers, retirees, and Family members. While active-duty and retired Soldiers and federal employees are the only groups actively solicited during the fund-raising campaign, anyone can donate to the program at any time.
No matter what assistance is offered, the goal is the same: to help Soldiers through a valid financial emergency and allow them to pay back the loan through allotments from their pay. In addition, AER offices provide educational classes designed to help Soldiers budget, get out of debt, save money, and tackle a wide range of financial concerns.
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