PHILADEPHIA, PA - The City of Philadelphia reported that 378 evacuees came through PHL this past August 29, 2021, via three aircraft. From August 28-29, 883 evacuees arrived through PHL, and several hundred more are anticipated to arrive during the week.
Many of the evacuees arriving in Philadelphia do not speak English. To communicate, the City is asking for volunteers who can interpret in Dari, Pashto, Urdu, or Farsi.
All volunteers are required to sign up as members of the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
The MRC is a group of 2,500 plus volunteers who serve the City during public health emergencies and large-scale events.
To sign up, visit the SERVPA website and select “Medical Reserve Corps Organizations” from the drop-down menu and then select “Philadelphia MRC” from the secondary menu. The MRC is actively reviewing applications and will be in touch as soon as possible.