Hartford, CT – As Connecticut homeowners and businesses continue clean-up and recovery efforts in the wake of Sandy, AARP Connecticut today announced that The AARP Foundation has established a relief fund to support victims in the U.S. devastated by Superstorm Sandy. AARP is working with local organizations to support relief efforts and provide information and resources to its members and the public.
“Nutmeggers are resilient and generous by nature, so even as folks struggle to put their own lives back together, we know they are anxious to help out their friends and neighbors where possible,” AARP Connecticut State Director, Nora Duncan said. “AARP is encouraging its members and the public to donate if they can and to take the time to check on their neighbors and offer help and assistance whenever possible.”
AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need, so to bolster the Foundation's relief effort, AARP and its affiliates are matching dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $500,000. 100% of all funds raised will be used to help the victims of this disaster.
AARP’s Duncan continued, “As a trusted organization, AARP Foundation will play a vital role in facilitating the relief effort. All too often we know that fraud follows disaster, as con artists may try to take advantage of people who are looking for ways to help the victims of this terrible storm. Through the Foundation’s secure web site those who choose to give can do so with the confidence that 100 percent of their tax-deductible donations will be used to help the victims of this disaster.”
The AARP Foundation is working with AARP Connecticut and other state offices to direct funds to local organizations providing relief and recovery support to disaster victims.
To donate to the AARP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, please go to: www.aarp.org/disasterrelief.
AARP members in Connecticut are also helping out storm relief efforts by donating their time and collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for local food pantries. To find out more about becoming an AARP volunteer and how you can help make a difference in your community, contact AARP Connecticut by calling 1-866-295-7279 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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