Armed Forces Aid Campaign

A project of The Retired Enlisted Association's Foundation

You Can Help!

Helping vets in your community can make a difference

Thanks to financial help in the form of your donations, we are able to support active duty troops deployed to Afghanistan and elsewhere, wounded soldiers and their families, and veterans in need almost every day.

We provide help and financial assistance to wounded soldiers, active duty soldiers, veterans, and their families.  We also have programs to provide disaster relief, Vocation Education Training (V.E.T.), and scholarships. 

If someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us immediately.


If you are in need of assistance, please download and fill out this application form to find out if you are eligible for aid.

SEE WHERE YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING

 

We have provided more than $1 Million dollars in aid to our active duty soldiers, wounded veterans, and their families.  Please click the link below to see a detailed financial chart showing how your donations are being used.

FINANCIAL FACTS

OUR VOLUNTEER BOARD

​William B. De Boer,

Volunteer Chariman

Active Duty Air Force, 1951-1980

  • “Organizations like yours that donate...
  • “Please accept our deepest appreciation..."
  • ​"There must be another word greater than 'Thanks.'..."
  • ​"I made it to Iraq with the telephone cards..."

Testimonials

Thelma Hairston, Secretary/Trustee

Former information services librarian

Joeseph Tabacheck, ​

Trustee

Active Duty Air Force, 1963-1987

Military families are under tremendous stress as a result of long deployments, frequent relocation, and the fear of losing a loved one to death or injury. If you have relatives or friends in the military, here are several ways you can help them:
1. Be a good listener — when they want to talk with you about their concerns, the pressures they face, or their fears, give them the chance to express themselves.
2. Acknowledge that their fears may seem overwhelming at times.
3. If there is a military family in your church or neighborhood that’s in need of help, coordinate an effort to purchase some groceries or offer to help with yard work or handy man chores.
4. Offer to help in any way you can — even if it is only to listen.
5. Avoid comparing the experiences of “today’s” armed forces with those who fought in previous conflicts.
6. Tell them their country is proud of them and that they are in your thoughts and prayers.

  • “We really appreciate your generous grant...
  • “Thank you for reaching out..."
  • ​"Thank you for your thoughts and phone cards..."
  • ​"We count our blessings every day..."

To donate by mail, please send your tax deductible donation to: 

The Armed Forces Aid Campaign

c/o Donation Coordinator

1111. S. Abilene Ct.

Aurora, CO 80012

Thomas "Butch" Liebert,

Trustee 

Active Duty Army 1963-1995

Melvin Yell,

Trustee 

Active Duty Army, 1964-1986

John Martinez,

Treasurer 

Active Duty Air Force, 1955-1980

Roger Tackitt, ​

Trustee

Active Duty Air Force, 1965-1985