Interest-Free Loans, Grants,
& Scholarships for Soldiers,
Retired Soldiers, & Families.


In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, HQ Army Emergency Relief will close at 13:00 (EST) Wednesday, 21 November 2018 and remain closed on Friday, 23 November 2018. HQ AER will resume operations promptly at 07:30 (EST) Monday, 26 November 2018. 
American Red Cross (ARC) will cover AER Sections that will be closed on Friday, 23 November 2018. Coverage will begin at 12:00 (EST) Wednesday, 21 November 2018 and run through 08:00 (EST) Monday, 26 November 2018.
To contact the American Red Cross, please call 1-877-272-7337. American Red Cross coverage during the Thanksgiving holiday is for Emergency Travel and privation only.





AER provides loans that are always free from interest and fees to Service Members and immediate family members in need of financial assistance. Repayment of loans is vital to ensure that AER can continue to provide assistance to the community it serves.
AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide.
AER respects the privacy concerns of those we serve and our supporters. Except where disclosure is required by law, we do not share, sell, or trade the personally identifiable information from our donors or scholarship/financial assistance applicants.

Who We Help

At Army Emergency Relief we help Soldiers and Families like you and yours everyday with scholarships, grants, and loans that are always free of interest and fees.

"Knowing you can go to someone that you can trust is huge." –COL Xavier Brunson
"I thought at one point I was forgotten… AER helped me when I didn’t think anyone else would." –SFC Charles H. Pressley
"AER has been a blessing." –SFC Frank Cash

How We Help

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