About The Emergency Fund
The Emergency Fund
More than 100,000 Philadelphia senior citizens are living in poverty. Thousands of them can’t afford the basic necessities of life – food, heat, and medicine. For many, the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians is their last hope.
Last year, the Emergency Fund gave more than $257,000 in crisis assistance to seniors to help more than 1800 who had exhausted all other resources.
Please help. Your donation will allow the Emergency Fund to continue to provide vital assistance to seniors in dire need.
When you donate to the Emergency Fund you can know that your donation will be used to help seniors who are truly in need.
To receive assistance, eligible seniors must be referred by recognized social service agencies or the clergy. Checks are issued directly to the fuel company, pharmacy, food store, etc. to assure that the needed goods or services are provided.
Three Easy Ways to Donate
1) Click here to make an online donation
(secure server via PayPal)
for The Emergency Fund »
2) Call the PCA Helpline 215-765-9040
215- 765-9041 (Hearing Impaired)
3) Mail: Click here, then complete and
send in the coupon
PCA administers the Emergency Fund which was established in 1979 and is guided by a coalition of community-based organizations and service providers.
Last year, the Emergency Fund disbursed a total of $257,627 to 1,802 households of older adults and disabled persons in crisis situations.
Of the crisis aid distributed, 65% was provided for home heating and utilities; 15% was provided in the form of food assistance; and 20% was directed toward clothing, medical supplies and other general needs.
The Emergency Fund supports Keep Seniors Warm