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March 11, 2011
Army emergency relief campaign
under way at Fort McCoy
|Fort McCoy’s Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign is
under way and will continues through Friday, April 15. The goal of the
campaign is to increase awareness of AER, publicize procedures to
receive AER assistance, and to replenish funds.
AER is a non-profit organization by Soldiers for Soldiers and receives
no federal funding — depending entirely on donations. AER also provides
education assistance to spouses and children of Soldiers.
In fiscal year (FY) 2010, a total of $169,411.09 in emergency financial
assistance was provided through Fort McCoy to 116 Soldiers and Family
members. Soldiers at the installation donated a total of $9,320 during
the 2010 campaign.
Worldwide, AER provided $77 million in assistance to more than 66,000
Soldiers in 2010. Since its founding almost 70 years ago in 1942, AER
has provided more than $1.3 billion dollars in assistance to Soldiers
Active-duty Soldiers can contribute to the campaign via cash, check, or
allotment. Soldiers on mobilization orders may contribute by cash or
Each organization with Soldiers on the installation has a Soldier who
has been designated as the Unit Project Officer and who is accepting
donations during the campaign.
For more information, visit the AER website at
http://www.aerhq.org or in the Fort
McCoy community call Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.