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AARP Foundation Establishes Relief Fund for Older Victims of Haiti Disaster
Date:1/14/2010

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The AARP Foundation is working with HelpAge USA and its international parent organization HelpAge International to rush emergency relief to older earthquake victims. HelpAge has on-the-ground experience in Haiti and is the only international relief agency that focuses on the unique needs of older people in an emergency.

"Working together with the AARP Foundation creates an incredible opportunity to build HelpAge USA's capacity to respond in this crisis," said Marilyn Grist, HelpAge USA executive director. "Together we can respond to the special needs of Haiti's seniors, many of whom are the sole caretakers of their grandchildren and of orphans."

AARP Foundation

The AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Foundation programs provide security protection and empowerment for older persons in need. Low-income older workers receive the job training and placement they need to re-join the workforce. Free tax preparation is provided for low- and moderate-income individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. The Foundation's litigation staff protects the legal rights of older Americans in critical health, long-term care, consumer and employment situations. Additional programs provide information, education and services to ensure that people over 50 lead lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP. For more information about the AARP Foundation, please log on to www.aarp.org/foundation.

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