Emergency Relief Programs available for all services

By USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

All branches of service have Emergency Relief Fundraising Programs available to service members and their families around the world. Contributions can be made as a one-time donation or installment and all campaigns accept contributions from any community member. Each unit has a representative contact for more information, or people can also visit Army Community Service in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne for more information.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) 2016 campaign officially kicked off, Feb. 25.  NMCRS provides financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors and Marines, their eligible family members, and survivors.

Website: http://www.nmcrs.org

Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign is March 1 through May 15, 2016. AER provides financial assistance to all branches and can include: food, housing, utilities, vehicle expenses and repairs, emergency travel, funeral expenses, certain medical expenses and many more financial needs.

Website: http://www.aerhq.org

Air Force Assistance Fund

Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins in the Stuttgart area, March 21 to April 29, 2016. The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs, or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance.

Website: https://www.afassistancefund.org

For more information, contact your unit representative or visit Army Community Service, Building 2915, on Panzer Kaserne, DSN: 431-3362/civ. 0703115-3105.