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AARP matches half a million in donations for La. flood relief

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The AARP Foundation will hold a press conference on Tuesday, November 29 to announce $1 million in donations to assist with rebuilding efforts in Louisiana after the historic August flooding. 

In August, the AARP Foundation created a relief fund to help flood victims, especially those over age 50. They matched contributions dollar for dollar for a total match of $500,000. The money will be dispersed among the following 16 non-profit organizations:

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

The announcement will be made at the home of a senior citizen whose home was damaged in the flooding and is currently being repaired.

"The damage by the flooding in Louisiana was vast. It also compounded the hardships for older adults already struggling to make ends meet. AARP Foundation is proud to work with local organizations committed to helping older adults affected by the flooding," said Emily Allen, senior vice president of AARP.

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