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Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Volunteer organization helping neighbors in need during COVID-19.

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$10,500 USD since May 2020

2
GW Student Association

$10,000 USD since Dec 2020

3
John Davisson

$6,100 USD since Jun 2020

4
Social Good Fund and Diverse City Fund

$5,000 USD since Dec 2020

5
Roe Zelasko

$3,200 USD since Feb 2021

6
Anastacia Ebi

$3,059 USD since May 2020

7
Donna Hershey

$3,020 USD since Oct 2020

8
Alexandra Shandell

$2,900 USD since Jun 2020

9
Sydney Householder

$2,817.1 USD since May 2020

10
Incognito

$2,700 USD since May 2020

Organizations

1
Princeton Area Community Foundation

$10,000 USD since Jan 2021

2
Benevity

$5,027.5 USD since Aug 2020

3
Diverse City Fund

$3,000 USD since Jun 2021

4
Social Good Fund

$3,000 USD since Jul 2022

5
Tess Engebretson and Matt Koschak

$1,000 USD since Oct 2020

6
The Home Depot Foundation

$1,000 USD since Jan 2021

7
Delicious Democracy

$480 USD since Aug 2020

Ward 5 Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 392

Thank you for supporting Ward 5 Mutual Aid.

Aysha Keisler

Admin

$1,200 USD

Rae Gaines

Admin

$270 USD

Shelagh Bocoum

Admin

$25 USD

Nina C.

Admin

Karen

Admin

incognito

Neighbor

$10,500 USD

GW Student As...

$10,000 USD

Princeton Are...

$10,000 USD

John Davisson

$6,100 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-$50.00 USD
Pending
Receipt #89536

by Heidi Rausch

-$35.14 USD
Pending
Receipt #89533
Financial contribution to Ward 5 Mutual Aid (Neighbor)

Credit from Guest to Ward 5 Mutual Aid

+$35.00USD
Completed
Contribution #558309
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Today’s balance

$6,508.76 USD

Total raised

$156,383.48 USD

Total disbursed

$149,874.72 USD

Estimated annual budget

$50,548.21 USD

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News from Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

Ward 5 Mutual Aid: Summer Update & Needs

Dear friends and neighbors, COVID-19 continues to amplify the economic and humanitarian crisis existing in DC. The network of volunteers that comprise Ward 5 Mutual Aid continue to provide direct support to Ward 5 residents in need of resou...
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Published on July 19, 2020 by Aysha Keisler

6/3 Ward 5 Mutual Aid Update: Donation Matching!

Dear all,Thank you for sharing vital resources with our neighbors in Ward 5 DC, through your contribution to our Mutual Aid group! Your gifts over the past weeks and months have made a huge difference in our neighborhoods, read on for up...
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Published on June 4, 2020 by Aysha Keisler

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Displaced mother and son from apartment fire

Published on March 8, 2021 by Emmalynn Sharf

Last Friday March 5, 2021 my son and I are homeless due to another tenant in our apartment building having a fire. Now, our stuff is damaged ny smoke. I am trying to get what I can but not over do it as we are homeless and living with a fri...

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Contact Information

Published on December 17, 2020 by selene lara

Hello guys, would please let me know what is the phone number that people can call to ask for help in Ward 5? I have a client who's daughter is in coma since Thanksgiving and she is been taking care of her 5 grandchildren. Thank you.

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About


The Ward 5 DC Mutual Aid Group is an informal group of individuals coming together as neighbors in Ward 5, connecting people in need with people who want to help during the COVID-19 crisis. We are not an organization, representatives of any organization, or at all affiliated with the DC government. We do our best to fulfill requests made by neighbors and match them with nearby volunteers who are willing and able to help.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please take a moment to fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoHwezDrIhbEhQsSr_QbgSbOyq2ZJtsNCsYkNc5Y33C4n2Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1rbnFNT-wfkZHIBXCGnEZXvHQ9XCiygm0YpjVBRHw5yeqwi3FzXdRHbug 

"Mutual aid is a term to describe people giving each other needed material support, trying to resist the control dynamics, hierarchies, and system-affirming, oppressive arrangements of charity and social services. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable." (https://bigdoorbrigade.com/what-is-mutual-aid/)

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