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United States Army
830 Chisholm Avenue
Fort Meade, MD 20755
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
If you are en route to your new command, and an emergency does come up, try to find the nearest military installation for assistance. If you are not near a military installation the American Red Cross, (ARC) is a liaison office for all military services for financial emergencies. You can get the nearest Chapter's phone number in the White Pages or call ARC at 877-272-7337 and they can direct you to the nearest chapter.
Unfortunately, emergencies can and do happen no matter how well you planned for your move. Having important information with you can help ease the frustration of an emergency. First, make sure you always have a set of orders with you when you travel; in fact it is a good idea to have several sets of orders. Keep your new command's phone number and sponsor's number with you. Always check with your vehicle insurance that you have roadside emergency services including towing.
If emergency funds are needed once you arrive at Fort Meade, Army Community Service can assist Army and Air Force with Army Emergency Relief and Air Force Aid Society. Please call Army Community Service at 301-677-5590. The Navy Marine-Corp Relief Society will assist Navy and Marine Corps, please call the Navy Fleet and Family Service center at 301-677-9014. All military financial societies offer assistance with interest free loans on a case-by-case basis. These funds are usually loaned for emergency purposes only. To assist in evaluating your financial needs, bring ID card, leave papers, orders, LES, and any other useful information such as dental estimates, medical bills, funeral bills, or vehicle repair estimates; these will assist the financial counselor with evaluating your loan request.
Emergency food Voucher
If your cupboards are a little bare and you run short a few dollars before payday, ACS Financial Readiness Program has a food voucher program available. Assistance is for a short term needs.
Army Emergency Relief is open to all Army Active Duty, activated Reserve and National Guard and Army retirees. Please call Army Community Service at 301-677-5590, for more information and to make an appointment.