Howard Butler (left), U.S. Army Garrison deputy commander, addresses attendees at the Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kickoff March 1 at Army Community Service, Bldg. 62, on Fort McPherson. Last year, Butler said Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem contributed $806,220 to 641 people seeking financial assistance to deal with emergencies in their lives. AER, which helps Soldiers, Family members, surviving spouses, military retirees and dependants, is one way for Soldiers and Civilian employees to help those in their own community. The campaign runs through May 15.