Emergency Fund Assistance

Please help keep an older Philadelphian warm this winter

Emergency Fund Assistance

This year the Emergency Fund Coalition increased the amount available to anyone 60 years or over on a fixed income who is facing a crisis. The annual amount is now 100 gallons of heating oil or $150 for an immediate need. Funds can be used for food, clothing to stay warm, urgent repairs to keep their home safe, vital medications, funds to avoid a utility shut-off, or other essential expenses. Your donation can make a meaningful difference to their lives. Please give to the Emergency Fund today.

Here’s what people helped through the Emergency Fund tell us:

Here’s what people helped through the Emergency Fund tell us:

Ms. H. was able to purchase food for the month during a very difficult time. “I am very appreciative of what the Emergency Fund has done for me and continues to do for others.”

Ms. C. could not afford to heat her home. She told her local senior center, “I am going to freeze if I don’t get oil before the weekend.” The oil delivery through the Emergency Fund allowed her to stay warm in her home.

Ms. F. broke her glasses but her insurance would not cover a new pair for another year. “I could not see, and PCA helped me see again.”

 

The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians is an alliance of 22 organizations throughout the city providing emergency assistance to older adults on fixed incomes:

  • Better Home Care, LLC
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elders (CARIE)
  • CLARIFI (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley)
  • Firehouse Active Adult Center
  • Home Instead
  • Intercommunity Action (Center at Journey’s Way)
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
  • Jewish Relief Agency
  • KleinLife
  • Liberty Lutheran Services (West Philadelphia Senior Community Center)
  • Mayor’s Commission on Aging
  • Northern Living Center
  • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Philadelphia Senior Center
  • Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
  • Polish American Social Services
  • Salus Health
  • Senior Helpers Philadelphia
  • SeniorLAW Center
  • Southwest Senior Center
  • Utility Emergency Services Fund
  • Unitarian Universalist House Outreach Program

Sponsors

Please help older Philadelphians in need this winter by donating to the Emergency Fund today!

Please help keep an older Philadelphian warm this winter

Please help older Philadelphians in need this winter by donating to the Emergency Fund today!

  • $1,000 will provide seasonal clothing for 10 older Philadelphians
  • $500 provides $50 worth of food to 10 older adults
  • $300 provides 60 gallons of home heating oil
  • $100 helps prevent a utility shutoff

If you prefer to make your Emergency Fund donation by check, please send it to:

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Planning Department, 5th Floor
642 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130-9942

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