Welcome to the Community Programs section of AREA. Here you can find information and resources on the many programs we offer our members and community.
Some of Our Community Programs
The scholarship program is a long-standing AREA activity. We've provided scholarships to the children of The Exchange employees for many years, having contributed a total of $565,795.00 to further their education. The amount of the fund continues to grow each year.
Emergency Relief Fund
One of our newer AREA activities, the Emergency Relief Fund, was created in cooperation with The Exchange HQ to assist The Exchange associates and their families whose homes and property are devastated by disasters such as wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, snow and ice storms and floods.
Community Service Awards
Each calendar quarter, we recognize people who are making unselfish efforts towards the betterment of their communities with an AREA Community Service Award.
We offer quarterly newsletters, featuring the latest retiree news: AREA and chapter happenings; what we’re doing to protect your retirement benefit; news from The Exchange, Congress, DoD and other government programs; the latest from our benefit providers and a health and benefits section in which The Exchange provides up-to-day information about insurance, retirement benefits and 40l (k) programs. We also offer a Membership Directory, as well as the monthly Exchange Post.