Affected by the recent natural disasters? These resources can help.

If you are a military service member or veteran affected by recent natural disasters, you are undoubtedly facing unexpected emotional, physical and financial stress. But know that there are many emergency financial resources available specifically to you—our nation's service members and veterans.

Below are a few trusted resources that can help provide financial support and information to assist you during this time of need.

Service Branch Relief Organizations:

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Army Emergency Relief

Air Force Aid Society

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Government Resources:

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Disaster Assistance for Veterans

VA Guidance on Natural Disasters - Information for VA Loan Homeowners

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Nonprofits:

American Red Cross

Operation Homefront

Consumer Federation of America

Veterans Service Organizations:

DAV

Paralyzed Veterans of America

VFW

Financial Resources on Saving for Emergencies:

FINRA Foundation - SaveandInvest.org: Start an Emergency Fund

USAA Educational Foundation: The Unexpected is Expensive

While saving money may be the last thing on your mind as you're rebuilding and recovering from a disaster, there is really no better time to prepare yourself financially for your next emergency, especially now that you know what to expect. Once you are back on your feet, saving for emergencies should become a top financial priority. An emergency fund can give you peace of mind that you have money in the bank and are prepared for emergency expenses.


Not sure where to start? Military Saves is here to help. Take the Military Saves Pledge and choose "emergency fund" as your goal. Then sign up to receive tips and information that will keep you motivated towards your savings goal.

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