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AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Victims of Illinois Tornados

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December 5, 2013

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who sustained property loss or damage as a result of the devastating tornados that hit parts of Illinois last month.

According to the National Weather Service, 24 twisters struck on Nov. 17, causing seven fatalities and at least 146 injuries. Five hundred homes were damaged in New Minden and Washington alone, where two EF-4 tornados were recorded. Overall, 15 Illinois counties were declared disaster areas after the storms.

AARC members who suffered property loss or damage as a result of these storms 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, tornadoes in numerous areas of the country, 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.