Over the past weeks we've heard from so many neighbors interested in helping out fellow neighbors in our area who may have trouble meeting their needs under the stay-at-home order. We are inspired by everyone's generosity and concern for their fellow citizens, and have launched a new Mutual Aid program at help.fishtown.org to make these connections easier. This program, run through a simple online form, email, and telephone number, allows Fishtown area neighbors to:
- Volunteer to helpneighbors with non-emergency services like groceries, pharmacy pick-ups, check-ins, etc.
- Ask for help for yourself, or on behalf of a vulnerable neighbor
Volunteers are available to help with things like picking up groceries or medicine, sewing and distributing masks, or calling to check in. Thanks to a generous grant from Penn Treaty Special Services District, we will also be distributing one-time $100 gift cards for essentials from area grocery stores and pharmacies to those in need of financial assistance, while supplies last. If requesting gift cards, please provide a short statement about your hardship.
There are three ways to request non-emergency help through this program:
This is new terrain for us as an organization, so if you have experience with this type of work that you'd like to share, or have other ideas for how FNA can be a resource at this time, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are difficult times, but Fishtown is a resilient neighborhood filled with neighbors who look out for each other. FNA hopes that this program will make looking out for each other easier. We extend our best wishes all our neighbors, and will update you soon with new developments.
Check back soon, as we will be updating this page with further information and resources that Fishtown neighbors need to know about from the City, state, and other organizations in our area. In the meantime, please spread the word about our program by sharing this website and/or the flyer below.