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United States Army
ACS Army Emergency Relief
600 Thomas Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2303
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.
The Red Cross can assist you in emergencies if you are not near a military installation. Call toll-free 800-733-2767; 800-RED-CROSS.
Army Emergency Relief is managed by Army Community Service. AER gives emergency financial assistance to soldiers, retirees and family members. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers no-interest loans and grants. AER can help service members from other military components with the approval of their branch relief organization.
For AER service, contact Army Community Service, 913 684-2800/4357. After hours and weekends, please call the American Red Cross, 877-272-7337.
Carry important papers, phone numbers and documents with you. Carry your automobile insurance, phone number and identification number i.e. AAA, USAA, Mobil, etc. in case of car repair emergency. Keep your sponsor's phone number handy.
The Salvation Army may provide assistance for emergencies as you travel from state to state. The Leavenworth Salvation Army can be contacted at 913-682-6523.
Plan your trip
Call temporary lodging at the gaining unit to make reservations upon your arrival. If temporary lodging is not available, ask for recommendations and the phone numbers of local hotels and call for reservations. You never know when everything may be booked for a convention! Keep track of the towns you have just passed through for emergency location if your vehicle breaks down.
Plan ahead to help make emergencies less stressful. Map out your journey including planned rest stops for the driver. Don't try to do too much in one day. Remember everyone traveling, including pets, will be under stress during the move.