Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence, we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.
We understand that disaster relief is effective and efficient only when it involves listening, working with, and responding to impacted communities, especially those most marginalized. Our grassroots, solidarity-based, autonomously organized, and decentralized approach is proven to respond to survivors’ self-determined needs in a way that eliminates bureaucracy and red tape while giving survivors opportunities to take part in a communal recovery.
With climate change, and the extreme weather that accompanies it, disasters are increasing in intensity and frequency. We understand that our work has only just begun. We have established a permanent network of volunteers, supplies, and coordination based on the principles of solidarity and mutual aid and we aim to ramp up our work in impacted communities. We also hope to be capable of responding wherever the next disaster strikes. But we can’t do this without your help.
Please consider donating generously in order to bring effective disaster relief based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and direct action to even more communities impacted by disaster.
In gratitude, yours in struggle and solidarity,
- Mutual Aid Disaster Relief