Supporters Like You

Your support is essential to the continuing success of AER and the essential work we do. Read about the men and women like you who have made caring for Soldiers and their Families a part of their personal legacy.


A Legacy of Service

Army Emergency Relief is extremely grateful to retired Colonel Joseph B. Ameel and his wife, Betty, who passed away recently, for their generous gift that will help thousands of Soldiers and their Families in need. Their legacy of giving and serving others continues today through this substantial donation, as it had during Col. Ameel’s 23-year Army career that began in Vietnam and highlighted by his position as commander of the 3rd Squadron 7th Cavalry, “Garry Owen,” in Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Ameel’s legacy gift is the embodiment of “Soldiers Helping Soldiers,” and their desire to ease the financial burdens of Soldiers will be felt for years to come. AER is forever grateful to them and their estate for this generous gift.

In July 1970, as a newlywed and recently assigned to Germany, AER loaned me enough money to get an apartment.

Lesson-learned, always trust AER.

– SGM (R) William W.

Here to Help


Colonel Shawn Woodbridge
Chief Marketing, Communications, and Development Officer
2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, 13th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (866) 878-6378
Email: shawn.woodbridge@aerhq.org