Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Volunteer organization helping neighbors in need during COVID-19.

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144 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

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Starts at

$1 USD

+ 19

23 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$5k USD since May 2020

2
Sydney Householder

$3k USD since May 2020

3
Emma Cleveland

$3k USD since Jun 2020

4
Incognito

$3k USD since Jun 2020

5
Donna Hershey

$2k USD since Oct 2020

6
John Davisson

$2k USD since Jun 2020

7
Aysha Keisler

$1k USD since May 2020

8
Megan Conway

$1k USD since Jun 2020

9
James K Campbell

$1k USD since Jun 2020

10
Alexandra Shandell

$700 USD since Jun 2020

11
Anastacia Ebi

$683 USD since May 2020

12
JeyFell

$567 USD since Jun 2020

13
Serafina Santa-Maria

$500 USD since May 2020

14
Incognito

$500 USD since May 2020

15
Danielle Geong

$500 USD since May 2020

Organizations

1
Benevity

$5k USD since Aug 2020

2
Delicious Democracy

$40 USD since Aug 2020

What's new with Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Stay up to dates with our latest 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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Budget

See how money openly circulates through Ward 5 Mutual Aid. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Requests 1938, 1943, 1963

by Sandra Moore10/19/2020

-$68.01USD
Paid
Receipt #26243

Reimbursement for 2236 / 2237

by Amanda Erickson10/19/2020

-$72.32USD
Paid
Receipt #26339

standing run #2124

by Peter Krupa10/19/2020

-$75.00USD
Paid
Receipt #26390

Today’s balance

$4,990.03 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $87,177.72 USD

Ward 5 Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 150

Everyone who has supported Ward 5 Mutual Aid. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Aysha Keisler
Admin

Total contributions

$1,200 USD

Rae Gaines
Admin

Total contributions

$50 USD

Benevity
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$5,028 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$4,500 USD

Neighbor

Sydney Househ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,817 USD

ANC 5D grant reimbursement 7/23/20

Emma Cleveland
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,689 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,500 USD

Donna Hershey
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,020 USD

John Davisson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,700 USD

Megan Conway
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,200 USD

Neighbor

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/)