AARP Raises Funds For Suffering Senior Citizens - Your Donations are Needed

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

AARP is being pro-active in helping senior citizens who are in crises.  And I wanted to do my part by posting their solicitation on my Blog.  

We've been left in a major trick bag, thanks to the Bush Administration's wrecking of the economy; the fact that the Repuglycons are trying to rob Social Security of it's funds and the promise made to Americans nearly 80 years ago by a president who knew he was responsible to human beings, not corporations.

So, if you have it to give, please share it - there is a timeline for this - and the person you help may be your neighbor, your mother or yourself.

We're all - at least most of us - one paycheck away from disaster right now!!

Stay Blessed

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation <giving@aarp.org> wrote:
Gloria --
Since I wrote to you last, I've heard from so many generous people who are ready to help seniors struggling to meet their basic needs. Supporters across the country have shown us that they won't sit idly by while older Americans suffer. But we're still short of our goal of 3,000 supporters -- and we haven't heard from you yet.
There are just hours left for you to make your gift. Right now, UnitedHealthcare is matching all individual donations dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $500,000 -- think of what a difference that could make for older adults who are dealing with issues of hunger, housing, income, and isolation.
Millions of older Americans are counting on your support -- please take a moment to read my message below and make your gift of $10 today to help seniors in need!
-- Lisa
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Time is running out -- help us meet our goal!
Goal: 3,000 donors
Dear Gloria,
"Is there any hope for somebody my age?"
This is the question we get over and over again at AARP Foundation -- we're so proud to be able to say "Yes!" and help seniors in crisis. But as millions of Americans face issues with hunger, housing, income, and isolation every day, we know we need to do more.
Right now, you have a special opportunity to help us reach vulnerable older Americans. UnitedHealthcare has generously offered to match every gift dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $500,000!
But we're still trying to reach 3,000 supporters to take full advantage of this offer.
Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of older Americans, giving them the resources and skills to meet their basic needs and providing hope for the future. Together, we have:
  • Helped seniors -- including a veteran with two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star -- get access to healthy food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Given older adults on the brink of foreclosure the knowledge and expertise necessary to keep their homes
  • Connected seniors with job training and placement programs through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) so they can once again buy groceries, pay their bills, and have rewarding careers
…and more. Each time we extend a helping hand, we're building a better world where seniors can live their best lives instead of struggling just to get by. But there are still millions of older Americans who need access to AARP Foundation's life-changing programs.
Will you help us reach them, Gloria? The generous offer from UnitedHealthcare to match gifts up to our total of $500,000 means that we can put a combined total of $1 million to work to help struggling seniors. That could make the difference between hardship and hope for millions of older Americans, and there's not a minute to lose.
Together, we can make a difference for seniors across the country. Thanks for working with us on this important issue.
Lisa Marsh Ryerson
Lisa Marsh Ryerson
    Lisa Marsh Ryerson
    President, AARP Foundation


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