Auxiliary Emergency Fund

Purpose: “To provide temporary emergency financial assistance to members in need, the AEF increases brand loyalty and helps is retain members.” National POA

Current Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF) Chairman 

What is the program and why do we have it?

The fund provides temporary financial assistance to eligible members during times of financial crises or weather-related emergencies and natural disasters and promotes awareness and knowledge of the program.
Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF) is a valuable tool that enables Auxiliary members to help other members.

What can you do?

  1. Familiarize Units with what AEF can and cannot do, where to locate the current application and how to apply. Distribute the “Before you Begin –Frequently Asked Questions – sheet and AEF Brochure.
  2. Help the National AUF obtain donations by supporting Department and Unit fundraisers.

What are the rules?

  1. Temporary assistance to eligible members during:
    1. Temporary assistance to eligible members during:
      1. A time of financial crisis when no other source of aid is readily available to pay for shelter, food and utilities.
      2. Weather-related emergencies and natural disasters, for food and shelter.
      3. Educational training for eligible members lacking the necessary skills for employment or to upgrade competitive workforce skills.
    2. Assistance will NOT be granted to pay accumulated debts or medical expenses. The intent is to help members who have suffered a financial setback and is meant to be a bridge offering a helping hand until financial stability is re-established.
    3. Eligibility: persons who have been members of the ALA for at least the immediate past two (2) consecutive years and who current membership dues are paid at the time of the emergency occurs (three consecutive years’ dues) may apply for assistance
    4. Assistance provided: The maximum grant amount is $2,400, disbursed as the AEF Gran Committee determines.

Additional Resources:

  1. www.fema.gov – Support for preparing, preventing and responding to disasters.
  2. www.redcross.org – Disaster relief on meeting immediate disaster-related needs such as food, shelter, health, and mental health services.
  3. www.fsn.usda.gov – This program enables low-income families to purchase nutritious foods.
  4. www.angelfoodministries.com – This program offers nutritious foods at a low price.
  5. www.liheap.ncat.org – This program is aid for  Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
  6. www.211.org – referral for local help with food, housing, and employment.
  7. www.operationhomefront.net – general financial assistance for military families.

AEF Information &Forms: