By Gwendolyn GallowayJuly 7, 2011
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - Army Emergency Relief's annual fundraising campaign came to an end May 15. This year's campaign yielded $118,000, toward AER which exceeded the $85,000 Fort Meade goal.
The retiree community surpassed active duty service members in donations; the civilian community also made a notable showing in its number of donors.
The U.S. Army Signal School Detachment was the most charitable, with a $7,631 donation. The unit held fundraisers during the drive including a talent show and a 50-50 raffle, which produced $667 in tickets sales.
First Army Division East followed in giving with a $6,273 donation.
The third most giving unit was A Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion with a $4,139 donation. The unit's higher headquarters, the 704th MI Brigade, had six units among this year's top 15 AER fundraising units.
To donate to AER during the year, visit Army Community Service at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.