Queens Mutual Aid Network
This support network began to help Queens residents organize their own communities or help each other out during the COVID-19 pandemic. We help people access food and supplies, pickup prescriptions and complete errands for all those who are elderly, disabled and/or immunocompromised. Our entire operation is decentralized with the central goal of getting people to organize their own mutual aid networks in their building, block, and neighborhood.
So far we have helped over 1000 families get groceries, medicine, and other supplies in some of the hardest-hit areas of Queens.
What we need funds for
The response to our group has been overwhelming, especially among those who need our help. We are led by people of color and have helped over 1000 people in the areas of Queens that are most impacted by the crisis, including Jackson Heights, Jamaica, and other areas with large Black, Latino, and Bengali populations. Since we are volunteer-organized, theres a limit to the help we can provide and won't be able to fill every request unless we can raise money to buy groceries and supplies for those who can't afford them during this unprecendented global health crisis.
How you can help
With the requests continuing to pour in, we need all the help we can get. If you are in Queens, please sign-up to volunteer: bit.ly/QueensVols
If you need help, please fill out this form: bit.ly/QueensHelp
If you are part of a local mutual aid network in Queens, fill out this short form to join our network: bit.ly/QueensGroups
Also, be sure to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QueensMutualAid