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Air Conditioner & Fan Drive for Hunting Park

Tax deductible
We are absolutely elated at the outpouring of support for this fund and have increased our goal in order to get air conditioners and fans to more Philadelphians!

Help this grassroots organization make summer fun and safe for everyone by donating to our air conditioning unit and fan drive!


According to the mapping done by the City, some neighborhoods in Philadelphia can be 22℉ hotter than others, disproportionately affecting Black and Brown and low-income residents. This is due to more industry and dark surfaces like roads and vacant lots, fewer trees and green spaces, and older and less reflective building surfaces-- outcomes partially due to racist and discriminatory practices such as redlining. Hunting Park in North Philadelphia is one of these extra heat vulnerable neighborhoods and the community is working together to bring cooling resources to their neighbors with this air conditioner unit and fan drive.


ANY DONATION HAS AN IMPACT AND WILL HELP US PURCHASE COOLING RESOURCES FOR OUR NEIGHBORS!
If we can outraise our goal, excess funds will help us support potential extra costs incurred for this small community organization and will help us pay community members to help distribute the air conditioners and fans!

More about extreme heat:
Did you know, heat is the number one weather-related killer? Yes, some people die due to extreme heat and many suffer heat exhaustion and other health issues aggravated by the heat all summer long. This health disparity is increasing as our summers get longer and hotter due to climate change. For this reason, we must find creative solutions for heat and climate resiliency. Making sure people have adequate access to cooling resources such as air conditioning and fans is a crucial step towards equitable climate policy.

Read more about Hunting Park NAC's partnership with other local organizations and the City of Philadelphia to beat the heat:
Beat the Heat Plan 
Summer 2020 WHYY article 
2020 Office of Sustainability blog 
Summer 2019 Inquirer article 


Henrietta Washington receives a fan during last year's drive. (Picture courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Wilbur Childs delivers a fan to a Hunting Park neighbor during last summer's drive. (Picture courtesy of Wilbur Childs)

About the fundraisers:
The Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (HPNAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established to promote the general development, welfare, and well-being of all people residing or established in the Hunting Park Community. Our commitment is to develop the Hunting Park Community, focusing on, but not limited to the areas of housing, education, economic development, social welfare, area beautification, and recreation,  without displacing residents.

HPNAC is also an Energy Center, assisting low-income people with grants to help pay utility bills and promote energy conservation, inclusive of LIHEAP, CRISIS, UESF, and LICAP Grants. We also assist with major repairs, Mortgage, Rental, and Emergency Food. We conduct community meetings, informing our residents about other services they may be entitled to receive, in addition to addressing zoning issues.

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to so many.

(*Cover photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Janet Hoffman
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Caroline La Rochelle
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Xiomara Rodriguez
    • $40 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer

Charles Lanier
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee
Beneficiary

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