With Hurricane Florence having caused catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and still causing new flooding in South Carolina, the AAO anticipates that members’ practices will be impacted. Due to the lengthy impact of the storm and resulting electrical outages, the AAO has extended the deadline for applications to the Disaster Relief fund for those impacted to March 31, 2019. (The normal Disaster Relief Fund deadline is three months after the initial event.)
Members whose practices have been impacted by natural disasters* may apply to see what assistance the AAO can provide via the association’s Disaster Relief Fund, which is supported by budgetary allocations and donations. During 2017, the fund received nearly $200,000 in donations and through the first few months of 2018, assisted members affected by 2017 hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The AAO is now preparing to receive applications for assistance from members affected by 2018 hurricanes.
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to learn how to apply for assistance or make a contribution to help your colleagues whose offices may have been damaged or destroyed. If you are in touch with a colleague whose office has been impacted, please share this information with him or her.
* Assistance is also available to members impacted by man-made disasters such as fires or civil disorders.