Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network

We provide mutual aid to our neighbors in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, and Middle Village in the form of groceries and other urgent needs

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62 individuals have contributed

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Top financial contributors

1
Theodore Sidell

$1k USD since Nov 2020

2
Maxwell Austensen

$500 USD since Jul 2020

3
Andy Huang

$400 USD since Nov 2020

4
Carlos Henninger

$254 USD since Oct 2020

5
Jay Vachon

$243 USD since Jul 2020

6
Elisabeth Smolarz

$200 USD since Oct 2020

7
Aaron Carr

$150 USD since Nov 2020

8
Morgan Hale

$145 USD since Nov 2020

9
Mabel Ogawa

$135 USD since Nov 2020

10
A McNamara

$100 USD since Oct 2020

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Guest

$100 USD since Nov 2020

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Christina Harper

$100 USD since Nov 2020

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Incognito

$80 USD since Oct 2020

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Incognito

$75 USD since Nov 2020

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Jessica LaHood

$75 USD since Nov 2020

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Incognito

$60 USD since Oct 2020

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Jane T

$60 USD since Oct 2020

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Audrey Gair

$54 USD since Nov 2020

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Amelia Harnish

$50 USD since Jul 2020

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Astrid Aune

$50 USD since Jul 2020

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Financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network

from Guest11/27/2020

+$50.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network

from Guest11/27/2020

+$145.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network

from Guest11/23/2020

+$44.00USD
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Today’s balance

$4,310.78 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $9,848.96 USD

Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network is all of us

Our contributors 63

Everyone who has supported Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Theodore Sidell
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Maxwell Auste...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

sponsor

Andy Huang
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$400 USD

Carlos Henninger
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$254 USD

Jay Vachon
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$243 USD

no cops no landlords

Elisabeth Smo...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

Aaron Carr
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Morgan Hale
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$145 USD

Mabel Ogawa
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$135 USD

A McNamara
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

Guest
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

About

We're in a public health crisis and neighbors in Ridgewood, Queens and surrounding neighborhoods are coming together. We need your support to make this work possible. 

The Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network (RMAN) was formed when organizers with the Ridgewood Tenants Union (RTU) put out a call for volunteers in the neighborhood to come together and support other neighbors in need during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Ridgewood Tenants Union is an anti-gentrification, independent and tenant-led housing rights group run by volunteers that was formed in 2014 to build tenant power and fight displacement in a neighborhood long controlled by homeowners and the politicians that advocate solely for them. 
 
We put out that call on March 16. The weekend prior, four organizers with RTU met right before the city started to shut down to curb the spread of COVID 19. We already knew that the local government would not provide our community with the resources it would need to ride out what we were about to experience. At monthly RTU tenant assemblies we start meetings by going over four main tenets: 

  • We want to hear about the issues you are going through as tenants
  • We want to come up with a plan together to tackle those issues
  • We want this to be a space were we are supported by one another
  • We believe that in joining forces as tenants and with our allies we can create a neighborhood that is no longer controlled by the interest of developers and corporate landlords that only want to make a profit
Mutual aid has always been at the very foundation of our work and since March 16 the Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network has grown by over 300 members that have agreed to practice safety protocols while engaging in mutual aid work. Our original fundraising raised over $30,000 since we launched in March and with these funds we have been able to provide groceries and other support to over 400 families in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale.  Immigrant families are still in need, however,  and we'll need to raise more funds to make sure their needs are being met.