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2016 Louisiana Flood

One Million Dollars Distributed for Flood Victims

Flooded houses, Heavy rains, Louisiana, August 2016, AARP Flood Donation

Max Becherer/AP Photo

More than 7,400 donors opened their hearts to the plight of older Americans affected by the disaster. This outpouring of support, together with a matching gift from AARP and AARP Foundation, has allowed us to distribute a total of $1 million to the following organizations that are helping residents get back on their feet – many of them with a special focus on helping vulnerable older adults:  

  • Salvation Army Southeastern Territory
  • Habitat for Humanity of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Association of United Ways
  • Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
  • Second Harvest New Orleans
  • Direct Relief
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Inc.
  • Council on Aging – Livingston
  • Council on Aging – Ascension
  • East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
  • Together Baton Rouge
  • Hope Ministries
  • St. Bernard Project
  • Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge

Thanks to generous AARP Foundation donors, these groups will be able to continue providing emergency medical care, food, and shelter to survivors, and begin the long process of reconstructing homes and lives in the days and weeks ahead.

Though we are no longer collecting donations for this emergency, you can still make a gift to support AARP Foundation's year-round work to help seniors overcome issues with housing, hunger, income, and isolation. Make a donation to support struggling seniors across the country.