About Us

Armed Forces Aid Campaign helps active duty military, Iraq and Afghanistan wounded veterans and military families. More than 400,000 members of the general public support our work and it is thanks to them that we are able to make a difference.

How We Help

We help our active duty men and women in Afghanistan and the Middle East by supplying them with care packages provided by you and other organizations as well as free phone cards so they can call home and talk to their loved ones – something the military does not pay for.   Once back in […]

How You Can Help

This campaign can only help wounded soldiers and their families because people like you help. All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. If you want to help the Foundation continue serving our soldiers and their families just send your check for $10, $20, $50 or any amount to: The Armed Forces Aid Campaign c/o Donation Coordinator 1111. […]

Our Heros

Stories from Our Heroes

 Here are some stories of soldiers and veterans we’ve had the privilege and honor of helping in their times of need.

 Alan

 Alan was shot while attempting to provide aid to another injured soldier during a fierce battle in Iraq. He lost 90% of his stomach, his spleen, part of his pancreas and sustained injuries to his liver and diaphragm. He had over 70 surgeries in the 7 months while at Walter Reed. While in the hospital, he suffered from bacterial meningitis and had a stroke, leaving him wheelchair-bound. We were able to help this veteran’s family with transportation and medical expenses, rehabilitative exercise equipment, home medical care, and speech therapy equipment. 

Jay

 Jay was shot in the back of the head at close range while serving in Iraq. He is a quadriplegic, blind and deaf as a result of his wounds. He suffered several heart attacks in the days following his injuries. He can communicate via facial expressions. He’s considered to be the most seriously wounded Iraq vet and has to be monitored 24 hours a day. One of his parents is always with him. They’ve had to learn nursing skills as the VA is not always able to supply skilled help. We were able to help this family with travel, food & lodging expenses while their son was in the hospital. 

 Scott

Scott served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded when the Humvee he was riding in was destroyed by an IED. The vehicle was lifted into the air and he was ejected. The IED device contained phosphorus and Scott received burns to over half of his body. He was placed into a medically induced coma for 3 weeks so doctors could remove burned tissue from his body. Skin grafts and a variety of other injuries were treated (back injury, fractures in vertebrae, bulging discs, torn muscles, TBI, shoulder injury, respiratory issues from smoke/fire). Doctors prescribed a reclining chair and a Tempur-pedic mattress for Scott that would ease the pressure on his burn sites (back and neck).  We were able to help this family with a vehicle repair and to purchase the reclining chair and mattress that Scott needed.

Toby

Toby served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and was wounded from shrapnel that pierced his back and arm, which caused severe and permanent nerve damage. He also received a traumatic brain injury. His wife had to quit her job to take care of him. We were able to help this family with aquatic physical therapy for Toby, winter coats for their children, winter heating bills and more.


 

 

 

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    Extended Care

    We recently helped a veteran who received a severe traumatic brain injury.  While serving in Iraq, this veteran lost 50% of his brain mass when a grenade exploded inside his humvee.  He requires full-time care with his daily living from his mother.  We were able to help this veteran with an exercise machine for his […]

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    Phone Cards

    It’s only human to become homesick. So we know how important it is for our troops to feel they still have a connection to those of us back home. To help facilitate them we provide care phone cards to our troops. These phone cards allow our servicemembers to stay in touch and do so free […]

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    Care Packages

    The Armed Forces Aid Campaign provides and helps to facilitate care package delivery to our troops. Those packages contain much needed supplies like tooth brushes, toothpaste, undergarments, hair care tools, and more.

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    Our Troops Need Us

    More than ever, our wounded soldiers receive extraordinary emergency and battlefield care. This means many soldiers are surviving and coming home when, in previous conflicts, they would have died. Many of these young men are then released from VA hospitals and sent home where they will need a lifetime of care. Time and again, we […]