The Rochester Mutual Aid Network was started to help our community sustain itself, initially as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We're a cooperative network looking to connect people who are in need of aid to those who can offer it. When the pandemic hit, and the quarantine orders began, they hit a city that was already in crisis; poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and layoffs had already been a feature of life in Rochester for years. Drawing on the long tradition of mutual aid, we started the Network to help our community sustain itself. The Network is run democratically and transparently, composed exclusively of volunteers working together to create something resilient that will strengthen our community.
What do we do?
Right now the network, run 100% by volunteers, is focused on getting people food and medical supplies that they may not have the means to access. But requests do not need to be limited to those types of supplies. We hope to expand to offer more things in the future, but for now, we provide food and/or medical supplies to those in immediate need.
What will my donation do?
Your donation will be put to use for direct aid only - that means we can purchase quality food, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and more for those in our community in immediate need. Every month, the Rochester Mutual Aid Network delivers packages of food & supplies to our neighbors with only volunteer support. We rely fully on the donations of supporters like you to keep our network running.
In these times of crisis, people shouldn't have to worry about where help is going to come from. It's going to come from your community, so let's get to work.
Note: The Rochester Mutual Aid Network (RMAN) is financially sponsored by Metro Justice Rochester, all donations to RMAN will only be used for RMAN activities.
We focus on: Community Benefit and Economic Development, Human Services
Where we are: Monroe
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