EmergenSEA Corps is a small rapid response pod of young (healthy!) community members who are ready to help! We understand things can change at any time and want to assess and meet the needs and requests that come in. We are volunteer-led so please be patient with requests.
To be efficient and effective with our response, we are only able to assist the following.
-Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and surrounding Twin Cities metro area within 10 mile radius.
-Southeast Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders who are refugees, immigrants, displaced, and/or vulnerable communities (elderly, immunocompromised, medically fragile, and frontline medical workers).
SEAD's current resources that are provided from our team for free:
-Masks: Reusable hand sewn cloth masks
-Sanitizer: Mini spray bottles for travel only
-Saturday May Meals: Saturdays only for month of May (individually prepared meals, up to 6 meals per household)
-Essentials Transporters: Pick or drop off for essentials such as groceries, medications, etc
-Telehealth Line: General medical help via phone/video call by licensed nurse and physician assistant (currently English or Lao only)
-Care package [PENDING]: Limited digital + physical care packages in-language for Southeast Asian communities.
As a first rule of thumb, check in with your neighbors and loved ones if they already have resources to help. We try to respond within 24 hours of receiving each request and fulfill them within 2-7 days. If we don't have the resource, we will direct you to the appropriate organizations and individuals who are able to help.
This is currently a growing community-led group hosted by The SEAD Project. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 612-987-7313.
If you would like to contribute to the Emergensea Corps, donate here: bit.ly/emergensea
NOTE: Your information will not be shared with anyone. All information shared is only for the purposes of communicating with you regarding requests.
***IMPORTANT: if you are concerned about your safety, it's important you call someone you can trust. Please call 911 or call your local trusted social service agency. Go to theseadproject.org/covid19
for more resources***)