This is a form by Queer Appalachia to organize mutual aid to autoimmune compromised and disabled rural queers. You can use this form to sign up to receive outbreak supplies or send out some supplies.
We @ QA know first hand that if you present outside the gender binary, its likely you have a hard time accessing health care with dignity. As more complications enter- like autoimmune issues, disability- it's becoming dangerous to even go outside. Our health care system is not prepared for the surge of Covid-19 patients about to need care and the federal government is failing us. Queers who present outside the gender binary are likely to not be safe or cared for with compassion at a rural hospital. We think it's best to hunker down and avoid it if at all possible. The people who are most vulnerable to this disease are not always in a position to stock up right away.
If you need cleaning supplies, use this form and tell us what would be most helpful to you.
If you can send supplies, use this form to sign up. We can set you up to assist 1-3 people depending on your ability. We want to be very mindful of pulling too many supplies from one area.
Can you shop but need help paying? Let us know!
We are opting to arrange direct mailing to streamline this process and keep potential exposure down. QA has taken steps to drastically limit our time outside in order to protect the vulnerable among us.
You can also help by sending some $$! Venmo: Queer-Appalachia PayPal: Queerappalachia@gmail.com
Instructions for form:
Section 1 is for basic contact info
Section 2 is for queers in need (leave blank if you are signing up to send supplies)
Section 3 is for queers who can send supplies (leave blank if you are in need)