Military Aid Societies Continue to Serve Coronavirus-Impacted Families
Posted on June 12, 2020
Despite the country beginning to reopen and Pentagon travel restrictions being lifted, many military families continue to feel the financial burden caused by the pandemic.
Military aid societies, namely the Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) adapted quickly to the crisis to help service members and continue to aid U.S. troops through new programming, Military.com reports.
AER offers $500 for families struggling to provide educational resources for children adapting remote education. This includes computers or tablets, as well as upgrading internet capability to access virtual education.
“We know that many Army families have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a spouse’s job loss, the Soldier’s inability to train or travel, and more,” said Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, director of AER. “We also know that many are having to pursue alternative learning arrangements for their children, who may have been affected by the closure of schools nationwide.”
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers financial assistance and Quick Assist Loans to aid serice members.
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