Hurricane Harvey: What can Philadelphians do to help?

by Office of the Mayor, Office of Emergency Management

 

​For Philadelphians looking to give to Hurricane Harvey victims, please consider suppor​ting the volunteers serving those in need through National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).

To learn more about making emergency donations to trusted organizations, please read this guidance.​

Cash donations

Cash donations are the best way to quickly and effectively help survivors​. You can find more guidance on making emergency donations from Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management​ (OEM).

  • Cash donations give charitable organizations the most flexibility
  • Make sure you are giving to a reputable organization
  • Do not make donations over the phone
  • Go through the organization’s official site or mail a check​

Organizations you can support:

Item donations

  • Always call to check organizations’ needs before collecting​ items.
  • Arrange transportation/shipping for delivery to limit strain on organizations.
  • NVOAD has created a form for individual donations.

Volunteering

Additional resources


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