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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.
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
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.
Links for further local involvement and information.
RICHMOND AND U.S. AID FOR YOU:
HELP THESE FUNDS OUT:
SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:
HOME WORK OUTS:
TIPS TO WORK FROM HOME:
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:
HANGING OUT TOGETHER:
Have additional questions for us? Fill out the form to ask us via email.