WHAT IS KWT MUTUAL AID?
Our motto is “If you need something ask. If you can give something, give.”
We stand for solidarity, not charity!
Launched on March 19th, 2020, KWT Mutual Aid is a grassroots volunteer organization created by neighbors for neighbors, with the objective of helping our community cope with the physical, mental, emotional, and economic hardships created by the COVID-19 crisis.
The idea is simple: we show solidarity through our actions and pool resources and support each others' needs.
Our neighborhoods include immigrant communities that are often denied financial support from the city, state, and federal government, neighbors who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and those living in vulnerable situations.
We partner with local groups, organizations to meet needs, from grocery shopping and delivery, to prescription pick-ups, well-being phone check-ins, support and guidance accessing government benefits, and providing emergency funds.
For more information, read About Us.
WHICH NEIGHBORHOODS DOES KWTMA SERVE?
Kensington, Windsor Terrace and the surrounding areas.
WHO CAN HELP? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Anyone! We are not picky. Anyone can offer help, even for a couple of hours per day or per week.
We need help for buying and delivering groceries, picking up prescriptions, 1:1 conversations (via phone, Skype, Zoom), translation, social services guidance (filing for medicare, unemployment, etc.)
We use Slack to communicate, exchange information, post and fulfill neighbors’ requests. If you’re not familiar with Slack, read this helpful Slack 101 Tutorial or watch this video. Once on Slack, you can join as many channels you’d like, and choose where you can help out.
We don’t assign tasks to anyone, it is up to you to choose where you can help out. If you have ideas, skills, or contacts, feel free to share! And if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!
If you'd like to know about our working groups, click here.