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Disaster Fund Opens for Hurricane and Wildfire Victims

September 12, 2011

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The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who sustained property loss or damage as a result of Hurricane Irene or Texas wildfires.

Members in the following states may be eligible for grants:

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

Members who have suffered such a loss may apply for a grant of up to $500, either online or by mail using our downloadable application form. Applications will be reviewed at the AARC executive office, and will then be sent on to the president of the state society for verification and a recommendation of action.

The AARC Disaster Relief Fund was established in 1992 and may be activated at the time of any federally declared disaster. It has been used following hurricanes in Florida and Hawaii, earthquakes and fires in California, flooding in the Midwestern states, and during the Katrina disaster. The Disaster Fund is open for six months from the date of the disaster.

The fund is all about AARC members helping members.

If you would like to contribute to the AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund, you can donate by sending a check made payable to the AARC at 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. Put “Disaster Fund” in the memo section of the check. You can also donate online or call the AARC’s Customer Service Department and tell them you want to make a donation with a credit card.