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Retiree donations for Japanese relief to be matched

by on March 29, 2011

With millions of households without power, northeastern Japan remains crippled in the wake of the March 11, magnitude 8.9 earthquake, subsequent tsunami and more than 150 aftershocks up to 6.2 in magnitude. In response, AEP will match retiree donations for relief in Japan through the AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund.

As of today, there are a reported 11,004 people killed and 17,339 missing.  An estimated 1.9 million households are without electricity and Japanese officials report only 10 percent of the food and other supplies needed for the millions of survivors of the nation’s worst recorded earthquake are getting through to the stricken areas.

AEP retirees may donate through the AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund, with the company matching all designated retiree donations and funds to be split among the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and UNICEF for ongoing relief efforts.

Donations may be made with credit card by calling toll-free 1-800-217-6029 or 614-358-2613, or by writing a check payable to The Salvation Army AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund (be sure to write Japan earthquake on the memo line to designate where the funds should be directed). In order to receive a receipt for tax purposes, be sure to include contact information on or with the check.

Checks should be sent via U.S. Mail to:

The Salvation Army
ATTN: AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Program Assistant
966 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205

Contributions received in this special collection will be used only for relief efforts in the stricken areas of Japan. Regular payroll deduction contributions will not be used for this disaster response.

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One Comment
  1. redandgrey47 permalink

    Thank you AEP management for allowing Retiree contributions to be matched.

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