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AoA Provides $3 Million in Additional Hurricane Relief to Alabama and Florida

Monday, April 25, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: AoA Press Office 202-401-4541

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary Josefina Carbonell announced today that two states will receive an additional $3 million in supplemental hurricane relief funds. The state of Alabama will receive $500,000 and the state of Florida will receive $2.5 million which will be used for ongoing assistance to frail elders affected by hurricanes last year.

“More than six months after the devastating hurricane season of 2004, there are elders in Alabama and Florida who continue receiving hurricane related assistance from local community-based aging organizations,” said Assistant Secretary Carbonell. “This grant of an additional $3 million in hurricane relief funds to Alabama and Florida’s aging network will help in providing our seniors with the supportive assistance they need to continue rebuilding their lives.”

The supplemental funds will continue to provide hurricane victims with case management and counseling assistance; home repair; chore services; and relocation assistance.

AoA has continued to work closely with these two states along with other Federal Agencies, to assist in the recovery in those communities hardest hit by the hurricanes. Given the widespread devastation, extensive long-term recovery efforts are needed to help restore safe and livable environments for older persons.