Because We're Better Together

 

WHO ARE WE?

Mutual Aid in Richmond Right Now

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Richmond, or MAD RVA, aims to create a support system in response to COVID-19 and the effects it has had on Richmonders, including supply shortage, job losses and quarantine. We operate collectively and are primarily functioning as a supply delivery for folks who cannot access medicine, food and other vital goods. We have also just launched a mini-grants program and are developing other supports, forming partnerships across community and demanding policy shifts in navigating the undetermined timeline of effects on our community. Use this site to request supplies and financial support or to offer your services, donate needed items and dedicate time to community mutual aid.

With love and solidarity, MAD RVA.

 

REQUEST, DONATE OR  VOLUNTEER

REQUEST A SUPPLY DROP-OFF OR A MINI-GRANT

We can deliver vital medical, food and cleaning supplies that have been sanitized to your home. To get in touch, please call or text our hotline number and we will send a driver within 24-48 hours. Please note that supplies are donated from the community or purchased and may be limited but we'll try our best to get you everything you need.

CALL OR TEXT 804-404-2346

Mini-grants are available as a new program of MAD RVA. Mini-grants can be used to help with the cost of living in any way, we just need you to fill out a quick form. Please note that currently, we are capping the mini-grants at $125 per person. We hope to expand this in the future, and if you can help please visit the donate section. 

DONATE SUPPLIES OR FUNDS

We operate our services through community connection and support. If you have resources to give your neighbors, you can donate vital supplies currently needed or give funds to help us get those things. If you would like to donate to our grants program, please note "grants" with your monetary donation. 

Our supply wish list includes:

Disinfectants, bleach, soap, wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, nitrile gloves, tissues, TP, paper towels, dry and canned food (especially pop-top cans), pet food, diapers, baby formula, adult diapers, airplane bottles, ethanol and isopropol alcohol, cough drops, OTC fever reducers, pulse oximeters, unused thermometers, playing cards, puzzles & board games 

Supply donations are currently being accepted at:

Helen's (backyard) - 2527 Main Street

Small Friend Record and Books - 1 N. Lombardy Street

Lamplighter Roasting Company - 1719 Summit Avenue

You can donate $$$ through:

Venmo - @RichmondMutualAid

Paypal- /RichmondMutualAid

You can also donate funds directly to this community project using a credit or debit card by clicking the link below:

GIVE YOUR TIME

The Mutual Aid Supply Delivery Service runs on the work of community members acting in solidarity with each other. Roles may include answering hotline calls for mutual aid help, organizing and sanitizing donations, packing orders for Richmond households and families, and driving to deliver those orders or pick up donations. We also need people with skills of all kinds; including graphic design, grant writing, media and outreach and anything in between. Mutual Aid is everyone together, fill out the volunteer form below to get started.

Email: richmondmutualaid@protonmail.com

 

RESOURCES

Links for further local involvement and information.

MUTUAL AID:

Mutual aid toolbox

The Resilience We Want

Caring Across Distance

A RENT STRIKE PETITION BY THE TENANTS UNION in RICHMOND, VA    


If you have questions about canceling your rent

COVID-19 tenant organizing guide

Communal living and COVID-Staythefuckhome movement

RICHMOND AND U.S. AID FOR YOU:


Resources for artists

Financial assistance

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

Support for queer and trans folks

Financial assistance for Virginia workers

Sign up if you are an affected service worker in Richmond

Feedmore org that serves folks in Central VA

Sign up for a raised bed or to be connected to a community garden by Beautiful RVA

Mutual aid needs sign up by AVERT for Richmond VA

Request support if you are undocumented

HELP THESE FUNDS OUT:

GoFundMe to support Undocumented Families

Donate to Richmond restaurant workers fund

Donate to Richmond service workers fund

Donate to support Camp Cathy

Donate to COVID-19 emergency relief

Meal train for Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team

Mutual aid volunteer sign up by AVERT for Richmond, VA


HOW TO:

How to Make a Makeshift Mask

Make a DIY Facemask

Precautionary tips from China

How to take on and take off a mask

Donate, make or ask for masks

REPORT: !!!I can't get a test

How to support houseless folk

How to care for your mental health in uncertainty

Housemate contingency plan

How to make neighborhood pods

How to be a good employer

SAFE PRACTICES:

Safer drug use during COVID-19

For syringe services/harm redux workers

Sex work amidst COVID-19

SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:

Justice collaborative emergency response for Prisons

Beyond Prisons - a short guide to care for prisoners

Beyond Burnout guide

Know your rights during COVID-19

LOCAL COUNSELING:

Resilience Counseling

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:


Protocols of delivering aid, disinfecting, dispatch etc. by Queercare

Coronavirus: Wisdom From a Social Justice Lens

Half-Assed Disabled Prepper Tips

Pod Mapping for Mutual Aid

The Cranky Queer: Guide to Chronic Illness

Preparation for and Dealing With COVIS-19

Mapping access in the times of COVID-19

COVID-19 Plan for Folks With Neuromuscular Disabilities

Do not take Ibuprofen- WHO

How to shop groceries safely

Tips for Managing Anxiety

Self care strategies

CDC Guide to Self Care

CDC Coping with COVID

Mental Health and COVID-19 - University of Nevada

Mental Health Considerations - World Health Organization

Guided Meditation and Mindfulness

Free mindfulness Apps

Digital Counseling Relaxation Room

Resource hub for COVID-19 by Equality Virginia

CALISTHETICS:


A Beginner's Guid to Calisthetics

7 Day Guide to Calisthetics


YOGA:


Free Yoga Videos
Do Yoga With Me

HOME WORK OUTS:


Free Gym Workouts

TIPS TO WORK FROM HOME:

5 Tips for Working From Home

ADHD Specific Tips for Working From Home

Twitter Tips for Working From Home With ADHD

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:

Free Resources Online for Children

101 Things to do for Kids in Isolation

Fun Things to do With Kids at Home

Free Printable Autism Education Tips

Resources for parents

Homeschool resources

HANGING OUT TOGETHER:

Host your own webinar!

Watch Videos Together in Real Time

Tips for virtual gathering

Unhangout- Open-source online platform for virtual gatherings

 

CONTACT US

Have additional questions for us? Fill out the form to ask us via email.

 

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