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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 7, 2004
CONTACT: Lisa Meyer (850) 567-5902

Department of Elder Affairs Requests Disaster Relief Funds

~Funds to Focus on Immediate Needs After Hurricane Frances~

TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) has requested $500,000 from the U.S. Administration on Aging for initial recovery efforts related to Hurricane Frances.

“Because of the storm’s large size and slow movement through Florida, we expect to be involved in recovery efforts in all Florida counties,” said Terry White, Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. “These funds will help provide essential food, water and ice as well as housing, transportation and health care needs for elder Floridians.”

Hurricane Frances impacted several areas also affected by Hurricane Charley only three weeks ago. Along with assisting individuals in the aftermath of Hurricane Frances, DOEA is continuing relief and recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Charley.

DOEA is advising seniors and their families to call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) if they need assistance in the aftermath of the hurricanes.

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Last updated: July 08, 2005

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