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November 1st, 2008
By Tom Carter
Army Emergency Relief, or AER, is a private non-profit charity incorporated by the Army in 1942. It provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers and their families. The Army is carrying the heaviest burden in our war on terror, and many of our soldiers need your help. Contributing to AER is a great way to support them and their families. And it makes you feel good! Go to the AER website at www.aerhq.org.
Founded in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private non-profit charitable organization. It is sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Navy and the Marine Corps, eligible family members, and survivors when in need.
Fisher House is a respected charitable foundation that provides important help to military families in times of crisis and financial need. When a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is wounded or injured and sent to a military hospital, his or her family often must travel long distances at great expense to be near him or her. Fisher House provides military families in need with a temporary place to live very near the hospital at little or no cost. Fisher House receives support from the U.S. government and other charities, but without contributions from people like us they couldn’t continue this good work. You can get all the details at the Fisher House website.
Soldiers’ Angels has many different teams and programs supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams, and individuals supporting our troops, they make an important difference in the lives of our service members and their families. For details on how to contribute, go to the Soldiers’ Angels website.
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