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Here are 5 ways to help Ward 5 Mutual Aid
Published on May 30, 2023 by Sharell Jarvis

Mutual aid groups have been an invaluable part of the public response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ward 5 Mutual aid has provided many forms of support, in particular grocery shopping which has enabled our most vulnerable neighbors to self isolate. While the federal COVID-19 PHE declaration ended on May 11, 2023 there are still great needs for Ward 5 residents.

Here are 5 ways to help Ward 5 Mutual Aid:

Become A Runner:
  • Don't worry, there's no actual running involved! A runner shops for groceries for your neighbors in need. You get reimbursed for items purchased and get gas support (if needed).
Help With Admin Work
  • Listen or read incoming requests. Log and assign runners with requests according to their neighborhood.
Supply Hub Helper
  • Organize and help keep the supply hub tidy. The more volunteers available to staff the hub, the more days and hours we can be open for the public.

Make A Donation
  • Donate Food and Non grocery items. Popular items include toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent, baby wipes and Feminine products.
  • Direct monetary aid is often the most effective support to people in need. All funds received go directly to grocery, cleaning supplies and hygiene products for our neighbors.

tanya paperny

Posted on May 30, 2023

Hi Sharell, I used to be a runner and could resume doing so since I have a car. But also happy to to be a supply hub helper if that's more urgent. I just became a monthly donor.