Mutual Aid is...
Mutual Aid is neighbors helping neighbors by pooling resources, supporting each others' needs, and showing solidarity through actions.
We are a grassroots organization created by neighbors for neighbors. We started with the aim of collectively helping our community cope with the physical, mental, emotional, and economic needs created by the COVID-19 crisis.
We will continue our work in response to the ongoing need of our community.
What we do:
Facilitate neighbor to neighbor support. Maintain and re-stock the KWT Fridge and Pantry, check-ins, prescription pickup, assistance accessing government benefits, and the provision of emergency funds. We often partner with local groups, organizations to support our neighbors' needs.
We welcome anyone to join our mutual aid network! Anyone can request or offer help.
We are organized in working groups (see details below) and communicate primarily on Slack, Google Suite, and Zoom. We also meet in smaller groups to focus on specific issues and projects.
We are working on expanding our reach to be more inclusive through text-based communication or in-person (socially distanced) meetings.
KWTMA Working Groups include:
Dispatch closely with Intake to gather request information and posts to match with volunteers and/or other organizations in order to complete tasks. Volunteers can sign up for shifts weekly that meets their scheduling needs, in 1-hour increments. This role can be done at any location with internet access.
Fundraising keeps track of donations and allocates funds. Fundraising processes reimbursements and requests for cash grants, coordinates with Dispatch and Communications to assess current needs and define strategies to drive financial support, mostly online. Every month, fundraising reports how much cash is available for spending. | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
More descriptions coming soon for :
Neighbor Safety # neighbor-safety on Slack
Community Fridge & Pantry Support #community-fridge on Slack