Disaster Relief Fund

Origin & History

Mount Airy has always been known as a caring community. The Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2005 when fire swept through 5 town homes and displaced several families. Response from local residents was quick and generous. Donations were immediately apportioned among the affected families.

As contributions continued to come in, the fund was officially established, soon gaining 501c3 status. The goal was to be ready for future fires or disasters that might strike local residents without warning.

2007 Fire Damage

Sure enough, in September 2007, Mount Airy suffered the devastating fire that burned out and severely damaged a sizeable section of the downtown area. Once again, local residents generously responded.

The Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund (MADRF) distributed assistance to the 5 families and 7 businesses affected. The town bounced back as it has several occasions through its history.

Annual Incidents

Since 2007 nearly every year there has been a house fire, explosion, or other calamity to which the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund has been able to respond. Now more local families could use your generosity and support.


Help replenish the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund so we can collectively and immediately respond as well as be prepared when the next disaster strikes. Donations, payable to the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund, or MADRF, can be dropped off or mailed to:

P.O. BOX 1075

Mount Airy, MD 21771

For more information, call 301-351-9159 or check the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund Facebook page.