With the support of the donors listed on this site, HARP successfully met our initial fundraising goal of $250,000 this fall. However, our industry's employees are still in need, especially as temperatures dip and outdoor dining is no longer a viable option. We are now working on a new fundraising goal of an additional $150,000.
As an employee of the hospitality industry, you can request financial assistance in times of crisis.
The situation is dire for the hospitality community in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Donations, no matter the amount, offer hope and peace of mind.
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Providing Assistance to Hospitality Workers Across PA
The Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) is a 501(c)(3) that provides immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers. Funded by private, community, and individual donations, HARP will distribute one-time individual grants to our front-line industry employees during times of unforeseen hardship. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the availability of funds at the time.
Industry employees are experiencing significant hardships due to the abrupt closure of their restaurants and hotels in an effort to slow the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). HARP’s purpose is to provide swift financial assistance to the front-line employees of Pennsylvania hospitality businesses.
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PROVIDE RELIEF FOR OVER 700,000 HOSPITALITY WORKERS
WHO WE ARE
The HARP fund is managed through the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation. The PRLAEF is a 501(c)(3) that has been providing financial assistance to hospitality students for more than 15 years. Additional fund documentation is available upon request.
When we think back on our most memorable experiences in our lives–birthdays, first dates, anniversaries, graduations, weddings–one must ask how many were celebrated at our favorite restaurants or hotels? Since the mandatory closing of dine-in service across the state, and the restriction of group gatherings, most hospitality businesses have had no choice but to make the difficult decision to let most, if not all, of their staff go. The hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, and across the nation, is currently facing its greatest challenge. With over 700,000 jobs at risk across the state, now is the time to provide whatever relief you can offer.
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WHO WE ARE HELPING
“I am struggling to pay my bills, as well as essentials that are needed for my household. The HARP grant will help me pay some of the bills piling up while I wait for the unemployment benefits to kick in. ”
“I am extremely grateful for the help HARP has provided me. As a single mother, I have relied on my server job to provide for my family. Since the restaurant closed, I’m completely underwater and need any help I can get to stay afloat.”
“We are concerned as to what the future holds for our careers. Thank you, HARP, for providing some relief during these difficult times. ”
Thank you so much for your help and for the aid during this time. This was such a huge help financially and we really appreciate it. The generosity of your team will never be forgotten.
I received my check. Thank you so much for all you are doing! It’s greatly appreciated.