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Disaster Relief

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When disasters strike, older adults suffer unique challenges. That's why AARP and AARP Foundation have taken an active role in supporting relief and recovery efforts.

Through the generosity of AARP members and other compassionate supporters combined with funds matched by AARP and AARP Foundation, together we have been able to provide nearly $5 million in disaster relief aid – with a focus on helping older adults, who are especially vulnerable. These funds helped to deliver meals, repair homes and restore hope to vulnerable older adults/seniors impacted by disasters.

A Note From the AARP Foundation President

More than 8,300 compassionate supporters joined with AARP and AARP Foundation to to provide more than $1 million to support on the ground efforts in the Philippines. Those funds went to organizations that have been working hard to deliver meals, repair homes, and restore hope to thousands during this crisis.

 

2014 Winter Emergency Relief

When record-breaking low temperatures threatened to push struggling seniors over the edge this past winter, AARP Foundation issued an urgent call for help. More than 1,400 compassionate people donated $126,000 to organizations that helped struggling seniors with heating costs in some of the hardest-hit states.

 

 

2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes

With the combined support of AARP members, many other generous donors, and a matching gift from AARP and AARP Foundation, we distributed more than $674,000 to aid affected communities. These funds fueled the work of local organizations in their emergency relief and recovery efforts.

 

 

2013 Typhoon Haiyan

More than 8,300 compassionate supporters joined with AARP and AARP Foundation to to provide more than $1 million to support on the ground efforts in the Philippines. Those funds went to organizations that have been working hard to deliver meals, repair homes, and restore hope to thousands during this crisis.

 

2012 Superstorm Sandy

Through the generous support of AARP members, concerned donors and a matching gift from AARP and AARP Foundation, we distributed more than $1.4 million to organizations working in communities impacted by the storm – many of them dedicated to serving the needs of older adults.

 

 

 

2010 Haiti Earthquake

Through the generous support of AARP members, concerned donors and a matching gift from AARP, AARP Foundation supported HelpAge USA and its international parent organization HelpAge International to rush $1.5 million in emergency relief to older earthquake victims. HelpAge continues to support on-the-ground efforts in Haiti and is the only international relief agency that focuses on the unique needs of older people in an emergency.

 

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The AARP Foundation Emergency Fund

Your tax-deductible contribution can make a huge difference in helping affected individuals recover and rebuild.

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Email:

foundation@aarp.org

 

Toll-free Nationwide:

888-OUR-AARP

(888-687-2277)

 

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877-434-7598

 

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