When flooding ravaged parts of Louisiana earlier this month, the Louisiana Society reached out to AARC to request an activation of the Association’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist members who had lost property in the affected areas.
This past week, AARC disbursed $8500 in Disaster Relief Fund grants to 17 members in Louisiana who qualified for the awards.
Each of these members was also set up to receive a free one year membership upon renewal.
The Disaster Relief Fund was launched in 1992 to assist members who have suffered damage to their homes or other personal property as a result of federally declared natural disasters. Over the past 24 years the fund has been activated to help members who’ve lost property due to hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and fires.
Once activated, members have six months to apply for a grant of up to $500.
The fund would not be possible without the generous donations from the AARC membership. If you would like to contribute to AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund, send a check made payable to AARC, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063, and put “Disaster Fund” in the memo section of the check. You can also donate online or call AARC’s Customer Service Department at (972) 243-2272 and make a donation with a credit card.