BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Sixteen groups that are helping seniors rebuild their flooded homes got a big check Tuesday.
The AARP Foundation invited people to a home being restored by Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge after flooding. AARP asked its members to donate money to help Louisiana flood victims and then matched the money they donated.
So, as Rebuilding Together volunteers showed Gov. John Bel Edwards their handiwork of fresh paint and new drywall, the AARP check will enable so much more work to take place.
"We are all vulnerable at times, but think about at your most vulnerable, these are organizations that come together and provide support, help and hope," said Emily Allen, senior vice president of AARP Foundation.
AARP is giving 16 charities a million dollars to keep helping seniors rebuild after the floods.