RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia, with guests from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, will hold a special telephone town hall on Friday to address Hurricane Florence Recovery and Scams.
AARP Virginia will dial out to about 70,000 households in southwestern and central Virginia at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In a format similar to a radio call-in show, the agency guests and AARP will share information about how to get assistance, how to help disaster victims, and how to avoid storm-related fraud and scams. Participants will be able to ask questions about storm recovery, as well as scams that are aimed at victims and those who want to help.
Audio of the event will be broadcast live on AARP Virginia’s Facebook page, and a recording of it will be available after the event. Virginians can sign up to be called to participate to be called at this website. In order to participate, those who sign up should answer the phone when AARP Virginia calls them at 10 a.m. Friday.
Additionally, AARP Foundation – AARP’s affiliated charity -- has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those ages 50 and older. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Florence. AARP Foundation is currently accepting donations through its secure website, where 100 percent of donors’ contributions will be used to help the victims of this disaster.
To learn more about what AARP Virginia is doing in the community, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About AARP Virginia
With more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. As AARP’s charitable affiliate, we serve AARP membe rs and no nmembers alike. Bolstered by vigorous legal advocacy, we spark bold, innovative solutions that foster resilience, strengthen communities and restore hope.