Sometimes official sources of help aren't enough. Learn more about how mutual aid fills those gaps and how to find a local group or start your own.
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General Mutual Aid Resources
Mutual aid is when people get together to meet each other’s basic survival needs with a shared understanding that the systems we live under are not going to meet our needs and we can do it together RIGHT NOW!
Big Door Brigade is a great place to start learning about Mutual Aid, particularly their blog post of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Resources. It includes maps and lists of groups, guides from organizations like Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, and many of the COVID-19 spreadsheets and databases that have sprung up to compile resources. They also have a great video introduction to mutual aid.
Some other resources not listed on Big Door Brigade:
- “How to create a mutual aid network” by American Friends Service Committee
- Mutual Aid 101 - this toolkit includes step by step instructions for how you can build your own mutual aid network while staying safe from the spread of COVID-19.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Community Connections - find a local group or get tips on how to start your own.
- Pandemic of Love lists groups by state and offers help setting up your own micro-community if there isn’t one in your area.
Mutual Aid Groups in Northeast Florida
JAX Pandemic of Love
Assistance options include: grocery bills, gas for your car, pharmacy bills/medicines, utility bills (electric, water, etc.), and more.
“This is a group for sharing and organizing community resources in response to COVID 19. The goal of this group is to organize the local community at a grassroots level to ensure that local community members have access to food, healthcare and other necessities.”