We are an all-volunteer, grassroots group of Ward 5 residents dedicated to supporting our neighbors through the COVID-19 Pandemic. We recognize that everyone in our community is experiencing this Pandemic differently. Disparities along lines of race, class, gender, and nationality are exacerbated at this time: leaving many of our neighbors vulnerable to heightened health risks, financial hardship, and state violence. Our mutual aid efforts aim to support our neighbors through this crisis. We provide information, resources, direct support, and advocate for the safety and well-being of Ward 5 residents, particularly those most targeted by state violence and neglect. Our organizing efforts are in alignment and collaboration with the citywide DC Mutual Aid Network.
IF YOU NEED SUPPORT (whether or not you have coronavirus), please email WARD5.MUTUALAID@GMAIL.COM
and describe the situation and need. To the best of our ability, we will happily (and quickly) organize support for you, your home, your loved ones. All requests for support will be kept confidential except to those providing support.
For those who are volunteering their services, please take a moment to check out this document for guidelines and tips for safety: https://bit.ly/2TRnhr1
(Huge thanks to Jim Huang from Silver Spring and Takoma DC for the template of this form.)