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Raleigh United Mutual Aid Hub (RUMAH)

"The mission of RUMAH is to serve as a point of connection for the Raleigh community. We aim to curate spaces for people of all backgrounds and affinities to come together, share resources and skills, and unify in action behind our shared ideals."

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     The mission of the Raleigh United Mutual Aid Hub is to serve as a point of connection between the residents, communities, and mutual aid projects in and around Raleigh, NC. We strive to develop accessible spaces for people of all backgrounds and affinities to come together, build solidarity, share resources and skills, host events and workshops, and unify in action behind our shared ideals.

Our first course of action is to provide a stable space for Food Not Bombs Raleigh and support their mutual aid operations. From there forward we seek to bring together our local community organizations through mutual aid events, civic engagement and a public space to utilize.


     Our project and vision began with volunteers within Food Not Bombs Raleigh and we've been inspired to build an open community space that supplements a variety needs. Like most growing metropolitan areas, rampant gentrification and rising property values are displacing lower income neighborhoods, communal spaces, and small businesses. We are losing our city to big business and rich real estate investors. We want to take back space of our own in order to combat displacement and help create a mutual aid system that functions outside of the city's capitalist norms.

  We already have a location that we seek to secure. Once we secure the space, we will hold fundraising and community engagement events throughout the year such as but not limited to: gardening 101, tool-share program, social justice workshops, harm reduction accessibility and The Oak City Really Really Free Market (an event for people to bring their excess and give away for free such as clothes, food, furniture etc.)

In addition to our original plan of operations, we are seeking to be a true resource distribution hub, having storage of bulk items for other mutual aid groups in NC. These bulk items will be accessible to all NC mutual aid groups in case of natural disasters, infrastructure failure, or any other sudden needs that may crop up. Our ability to receive free goods would be made possible by Distribute Aid, an international not-for-profit redistribution organization that searches for excess resources and directs them to areas of need.

In order to secure the warehouse location we want, our last financial goals to achieve are $3k in monthly sustainers and final new goal of $36k by March 2023! Whether it’s $5 a month or $30, we appreciate anything that goes towards the journey! 


UPDATE: We have raised over $22.8k and only $400 away from our monthly sustainer goal!! Our progress has had us reassess our goals and securing our location timeline. Thank you all so much for your incredible generosity and support! Our last goals to achieve are $3k in monthly sustainers and a new goal of $36k by March 2023!

In the event that a space is never acquired and we have to close this project, ALL funds will be redirected to Food Not Bombs Raleigh. Please consider donating and joining us on our community building journey!
We'd also love to hear from you, and what you'd like to see the space accomplish!

For further inquiries contact us here:
contact.rumah@gmail.com

Or visit our linktree or follows us on social media:
https://linktr.ee/raleighunitedmutualaidhub

IG: raleighunitedmutualaidhub
twitter: @RaleighAid

Food Not Bombs Raleigh OCF Page:

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Financial Contributions

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Monthly Sustainers

This is recurring contribution, pledging monthly towards the space's rent, utilities and upkeep.

$2,712.75 USD of $3,000 USD / month raised (90%)

Starts at$5 USD / month

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One-time contribution
One time donation

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Today’s balance

$25,261.82 USD

Total raised

$25,261.82 USD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$47,914.48 USD

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Published on December 21, 2022 by Aza

End of Year Update!

Happy Winter Solstice and Seasons Greetings, to all of our sustainers, supporters, and partners! We’ve been astounded by the amount of support the Raleigh community has shown for RUMAH in the 6 months we’ve been active. Tog...
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Published on December 21, 2022 by Aza