In response to the earthquake in Haiti, AARP members stepped up to rush emergency relief to older victims. Within days, members donated more than $500,000, and AARP matched that amount. By early February, the AARP Foundation Haiti Relief Fund had provided more than $1.4 million for HelpAge USA and its international parent organization to meet basic needs such as water, food and shelter for older Haitians unable to walk to emergency relief centers. The program also provides medicine, walking sticks, eyeglasses and clothing.
Because the need is great, AARP encourages members to continue to give. AARP covers all administrative costs, so 100 percent of your donation goes directly to local help for older victims. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/Haiti.