WARD 4 MUTUAL AID HOTLINE: (202) 681-3098
Times that are potentially scary require us to better support one another. In the same way that we bring casseroles to grieving families and baby clothes to celebrate newborns, we can come together as a community to help each other through this difficult time. An essential part of stopping the spread of coronavirus from overwhelming our hospital systems is voluntary self-isolation (https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation
). However, isolation can be difficult without the support of your neighbors. This form will help us provide support to each other!
Please make a check next to all potential supports that you have the capacity to provide. All offers of support will be kept confidential until a need arises. At the end, please also tell us about potential situations where you might need assistance, so we can start to match up potential needs with potential offers.
At any time, if you need some support (whether or not you have coronavirus), please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and describe the situation and need. We will happily (and quickly) organize support for your home. All requests for support will be kept confidential except to those providing support.
Ward 4 Mutual Aid
P.S. Many people don't have a lot of experience with asking for help -- especially from neighbors we haven't met yet. But community care is essential to survival and comfort especially during hard times. Together, we can make sure everyone in our neighborhood has what they need.
Huge thanks to Jim Huang from neighboring Silver Spring for the template of this form. If you'd like a blank copy for your neighborhood, please feel free to email us -- any and all of this can be replicated without permission.