Military Relief Societies: Lending a Helping Hand

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Military Relief Societies

With Thanksgiving leftovers finished, it’s time to take out holiday decorations and prepare for the season of giving. If you find yourself reeling from the uncertainty of 2020 and need some financial support, remember the four military relief societies stand ready to help.

Military relief societies infographicTypes of Support

Army Emergency Relief Society, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance provide no-interest loans, grants and many community programs to eligible Service members and spouses, as well as eligible veterans and their families to assist with:

  • Rent and utilities
  • Food
  • Baby supplies
  • Vehicle repair
  • Emergency travel
  • Scholarships

But the list goes on from here! Each relief society offers a variety of assistance for things you might not expect. They are worth a look!

Making Contact

While the first step is often the hardest, it’s probably the most important. Make contact. Visit their websites and/or call. Military relief society representatives are ready to provide assistance, whether your hot water heater breaks or you need a little extra help covering the essentials.

  • Army Emergency Relief — Follow one of the “Three Easy Ways” to apply for help, here: www.armyemergencyrelief.org.
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) — Follow step-by-step directions for contacting NMCRS today: www.nmcrs.org.
  • Air Force Aid Society — Complete the form or simply call the office to find the information you need: www.afas.org.
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance — Visit www.cgmahq.org to learn how to apply.

It’s worth noting that the military relief societies have reciprocal agreements with each other giving you greater access to support wherever you are.

Emergencies and unexpected expenses happen to everyone, so contact the military relief societies. They are ready to lend a helping hand to the military community — in more ways than you might expect.

 

MilSpouse Money Mission® is a Department of Defense resource that offers FREE personal financial education specifically geared toward spouses. There is a Money Ready guide for various stages of financial life, a MilLife Milestones section to help you through the big moments in your military journey, a blog, spouse videos, quizzes, calculators and more!

Join the mission to lead your family to a stronger financial future. Get started, here! Connect with us on social media and share this post.

 

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Military Relief Societies

With Thanksgiving leftovers finished, it’s time to take out holiday decorations and prepare for the season of giving. If you find yourself reeling from the uncertainty of 2020 and need some financial support, remember the four military relief societies stand ready to help.

Military relief societies infographicTypes of Support

Army Emergency Relief Society, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance provide no-interest loans, grants and many community programs to eligible Service members and spouses, as well as eligible veterans and their families to assist with:

  • Rent and utilities
  • Food
  • Baby supplies
  • Vehicle repair
  • Emergency travel
  • Scholarships

But the list goes on from here! Each relief society offers a variety of assistance for things you might not expect. They are worth a look!

Making Contact

While the first step is often the hardest, it’s probably the most important. Make contact. Visit their websites and/or call. Military relief society representatives are ready to provide assistance, whether your hot water heater breaks or you need a little extra help covering the essentials.

  • Army Emergency Relief — Follow one of the “Three Easy Ways” to apply for help, here: www.armyemergencyrelief.org.
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) — Follow step-by-step directions for contacting NMCRS today: www.nmcrs.org.
  • Air Force Aid Society — Complete the form or simply call the office to find the information you need: www.afas.org.
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance — Visit www.cgmahq.org to learn how to apply.

It’s worth noting that the military relief societies have reciprocal agreements with each other giving you greater access to support wherever you are.

Emergencies and unexpected expenses happen to everyone, so contact the military relief societies. They are ready to lend a helping hand to the military community — in more ways than you might expect.

 

MilSpouse Money Mission® is a Department of Defense resource that offers FREE personal financial education specifically geared toward spouses. There is a Money Ready guide for various stages of financial life, a MilLife Milestones section to help you through the big moments in your military journey, a blog, spouse videos, quizzes, calculators and more!

Join the mission to lead your family to a stronger financial future. Get started, here! Connect with us on social media and share this post.

 

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We are team of financial professionals who understand military life because we have experienced military life. Our goal is to educate and empower military spouses to help them make smart money moves. We combine passion and expertise to ensure you get the most accurate and relevant information. Take comfort knowing Certified Financial Planner™ professionals, an Accredited Financial Counselor® and the Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness have vetted the content on this site.

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