Ohio Train Derailment: How to Help

On February 3, 2023 a freight train in East Palestine, Ohio, carrying harmful chemicals derailed and exploded, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. The GoFundMe community is coming together to help people raise money to rebuild, purchase emergency supplies, and offset medical expenses. Donate to verified East Palestine train derailment fundraisers to help today. Our Trust & Safety team will continue to update this page with more fundraisers as they are verified. 


Every fundraiser on this page has been verified by our Trust & Safety experts.


Your donation goes right to the people and communities affected by this event.


You’re covered by the GoFundMe Giving Guarantee—our money-back donor protection guarantee.

Verified fundraisers for Ohioans affected by the East Palestine train derailment

Donate to one of the verified fundraisers below to help the individuals and families affected. 

  • All

    Fundraise for relief

    Start a fundraiser to find support for yourself or someone you know. You’re not alone in asking for help—millions of people have turned to GoFundMe to find the support they need.

    Start a GoFundMe