Hurricane Harvey caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast. The recovery will continue for a long while.
Recognizing the immediate and longer-term challenges so many will face in the months ahead, AARP and AARP Foundation responded with the creation of a relief fund to support the victims devastated by Harvey.
With the support and generosity of many, we have met our current match of more than $3 million to be distributed to relief and recovery efforts. But the need remains great.¬†AARP Foundation will ensure¬†that each and every dollar donated will be directed to help older adults and others who need our help the most.
AARP Texas announced on Sept. 1 that the first $100,000 of the fund has been pledged to the Hurricane Harvey Relief¬†Fund,¬†which¬†is administered by¬†the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Meanwhile donation, fully tax deductible, are still being accepted at AARP Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a secure website.