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(NAPSA)—The American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeCare America program has helped more than 1.8 million older Americans get eye exams often at no out-of-pocket costs. Visit www.aao.org/eyecareamerica to see if you or someone you know qualifies for a referral to an EyeCare America volunteer.

The annual Bataan Memorial Death March challenge commemorates the deadly forced march of Filipino and American captives in 1942. This year, the 26.2-mile challenge included the first five-person blinded veteran team through the Blinded Veterans Association s Operation Peer Support. Learn more at bva.org.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a Disaster Distress Helpline that provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

You can bring concerns about brokerage accounts and investments to the toll-free Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Securities Helpline for Seniors: (844) 574-3577. Submit formal complaints about financial professionals or firms to www.finra.org/complaint or (301) 590-6500. Learn more about protecting your money at www.SaveandInvest.org.

A nonprofit called Treehouse gives children in foster care holiday gifts and financial support for extracurriculars. It helped increase the extended graduation rate for youth in its Graduation Success program from less than 50 percent up to the average for all students. Learn more at www.treehouseforkids.org/takeaction.

When you book a vacation home with Wyndham Vacation Rentals you get a kitchen, laundry room, multiple bedrooms and lots of living space. You also get destination guides and a planning hub for tips and deals. Learn more at BeVacationReady.com.

The Jim Henson Company s new marine science-based preschool show,  Splash and Bubbles (airing daily on PBS and streaming on Netflix) celebrates the ocean while teaching kids important lessons. Learn more at http://pbskids.org/splashandbubbles.

More than 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. provide unpaid care to their parents, spouses, partners and other adult loved ones. AARP created the Caregiving Resource Center to provide free resources for caregivers. For Care Guides and other practical tips and tools, visit www.aarp.org/caregiving or call (877) 333-5885.

The nation s second-largest retail mortgage lender, Quicken Loans, takes real estate technology further with Rocket Mortgage online mortgages. You can walk through a home, then apply and get full approval right from the living room in minutes by computer or phone. Learn more at www.quickenloans.com.

Six members of America's military and their families can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime by winning the Frommer's Travel and HomeAway 6 for 60 contest. For further facts and to see the contest rules, go to www.frommers.com/6for60.J6