Sometimes, the unexpected can happen and by sometimes, I mean all the time. Remember Murphy’s Law, “”Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
For instance, you could be stationed in Colorado, enjoying the nice Summer weather, and then all of a sudden, you’re being evacuated from your home due to a massive forest fire. Or you could be sitting on your porch somewhere in the Northeastern region of the U.S., enjoying the blistering summer heat (not really) and then before you can blink an eye, a storm surges through with wind gusts up to 80 mph and you’re without electricity.
These events cannot be taken lightly and may leave you in need of financial assistance. If you find yourself in need, fear not, because each branch of the Armed Forces has set up relief funds for their service members and families.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance programs were all created to help those who are in need of assistance. As always, make sure your chain of command is aware of your situation so they can help you, too.