Army Emergency Relief obtains a large share of the funds necessary to support our missions through donations from both the general public and from the Army Family.
Founded by the Secretary of War in 1942, Army Emergency Relief is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions to AER are fully deductible under section 170(b)(1)(a) of the Code. Our FEIN is 53-0196552. Click for a copy of our latest IRS determination letter or our original 1943 letter. Although sponsored by the Department of the Army, AER receives no direct funding from the government and is not part of any government-funded compensation or assistance program.
All donations to AER are used to support Soldiers and their families. Checks should be made payable to Army Emergency Relief (or simply the letters "AER"). Contributions should be mailed to:
Army Emergency Relief
200 Stovall Street, Room 5S33
Alexandria, VA 22332-0600
If you have additional questions about donating to Army Emergency Relief, you may contact us at 1-866-878-6378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AER has consistently been highly rated by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities.