AARP hopes to raise a million for Haiyan relief

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The AARP Foundation is hoping to raise $500,000 for the Philippines through its 'Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund'.  The organization will match every dollar up to that amount for a total of a million.

Former Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano, announced the relief fund at a press conference Wednesday.  He was joined by other Filipino community leaders.

Cayetano was the first Filipino American Governor of the state.  He says the devastation is tremendous.

Rob Romasco, President of the National AARP, says donors are safe sending money to the organizations website.

"AARP will ensure that 100% of the funds contributed will go to those affected by this terrible event," says Romasco.

He says the organization will give the money to reputable charities and groups directly helping victims in the Philippines.

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