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Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Volunteer collective helping neighbors in need during COVID-19 and beyond.

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$1 USD

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Ward 5 Mutual Aid.

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Direct Aid to our neighbors experiencing hardships

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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

$9,960 USD since Jun 2020

4
DC Brookland Free Food Pantry

$5,537.45 USD since Oct 2022

5
Anastacia Ebi

$5,003 USD since May 2020

6
Social Good Fund and Diverse City Fund

$5,000 USD since Dec 2020

7
Alexandra Shandell

$4,700 USD since Jun 2020

8
Incognito

$4,500 USD since May 2020

9
Will Yetvin

$4,280 USD since Mar 2021

10
Philip Moss

$3,880 USD since May 2021

Organizations

1
Greater Washington Community Foundation

$25,000 USD since Oct 2022

2
Princeton Area Community Foundation

$10,000 USD since Jan 2021

4
Benevity

$5,027.5 USD since Aug 2020

5
Diverse City Fund

$3,000 USD since Jun 2021

6
Social Good Fund

$3,000 USD since Jul 2022

7
Tess Engebretson and Matt Koschak

$1,000 USD since Oct 2020

8
The Home Depot Foundation

$1,000 USD since Jan 2021

9
Delicious Democracy

$800 USD since Aug 2020

Ward 5 Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 456

Thank you for supporting Ward 5 Mutual Aid.

Aysha Keisler

Admin

$1,200 USD

Rae Gaines

Admin

$450 USD

Shelagh Bocoum

Core Contributor

$90 USD

Patrice Lanca...

Admin

$5 USD

Share 5 Alive Fridays!!! Give any gift in $5 in...

Slammer M

Core Contributor

Nina C.

Admin

Greater Washi...

$25,000 USD

incognito

Helping our neighbors

$10,500 USD

GW Student As...

$10,000 USD

Princeton Are...

$10,000 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Run #6257

from Francesca Clemente to Ward 5 Mutual Aid
-$75.00 USD
Pending
Reimbursement #189302

Run # 6224

from Grace Austin to Ward 5 Mutual Aid
-$68.11 USD
Pending
Reimbursement #189291

Grocery run #6252

from Heidi Rausch to Ward 5 Mutual Aid
-$63.83 USD
Pending
Reimbursement #189281
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Today’s balance

$14,818.83 USD

Total raised

$239,830.96 USD

Total disbursed

$225,012.13 USD

Estimated annual budget

$38,054.88 USD

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News from Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

Thank You Shelagh Bocoum

Dear Community Members, As we bid farewell to Shelagh Bocoum, it's important to recognize her three years of service at Ward 5 Mutual Aid. We thank her for all of her contributions to our community. Shelagh dedicated her time and efforts to...
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Published on January 26, 2024 by Sharell Jarvis

Holiday Gratitude & Ward 5 Updates 🌟

Dear Community, As we embrace the holiday season, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your three years of unwavering support of Ward 5 Mutual Aid. Your generosity has aided our mission to uplift and assist our neighbors in need. W...
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Published on December 6, 2023 by Sharell Jarvis

Here are 5 ways to help Ward 5 Mutual Aid

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 iso...
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Published on May 30, 2023 by Sharell Jarvis

Conversations

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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

If you need assistance and would like to submit a request please email us at [email protected] or call our warm-line at (202) 643-7030.

"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/)

Our team

Shelagh Bocoum

Core Contributor

Patrice Lanca...

Admin
Share 5 Alive Fridays!!! Give any gift in $5 in...

Slammer M

Core Contributor

Nina C.

Admin