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Blue Devil Association

$ Emergency Financial Assistance Available $


The Blue Devil Association (BDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The membership is made up of Soldiers, Alumni, and family members who are, or have been, associated with the 88th.  The purpose of the Blue Devil Association is to promote and support USAR Soldiers and their families.  Our most significant program is to provide temporary emergency financial assistance to eligible Soldiers and their families.  To provide the resources for these grants, the Blue Devil Association relies on membership dues, various fund raising activities, and fully deductible charitable contributions. 

How it works

Because of changes in the USAR organization structure, the BDA has narrowed the scope of its outreach to USAR Soldiers assigned to Minnesota units, and those USAR Soldiers outside of Minnesota serving in units subordinate to a higher headquarters located in Minnesota. The BDA provides emergency financial assistance to USAR Soldiers and their families.  Requests for assistance are identified through the chain of command, chaplain’s office, combat stress teams, and Family Readiness Groups.  The Blue Devil Association approves the request for financial assistance and provides the funding.   If you are aware of a member of the family who might benefit from this type of temporary emergency financial assistance, or if you have questions, please contact:

Kathleen Couillard, LTC USA (Retired)

All referrals and requests for assistance are kept in strictest confidence.



               Blue Devil Association
       PO Box 23462, Richfield, MN 55423-0045