Hi all we are a mutual aid network in Portland, Oregon that has been organized to provide mutual aid during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are partnered with:
Montavilla Emergency Warming Shelter
Oregon Food Bank
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Portland Street Medicine
Rosehip Medic Collective
St Johns Food Share
We are prioritizing folks who are sick, unhoused, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, refugees and immigrants, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans, and queer, including those displaced from Portland to the nearby areas.
You can request assistance here:
Multnomah County Library cards are now available online! Their digital offerings include audiobooks, ebooks, comics, movies, tv shows, and more. They are a great way to treat yourself to some good entertainment and other media
See how COVID19 will hit your state (USA only)
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This is a very good, simple @SethTobocman@twitter.com piece that I think about in times of crisis, and it keeps me grounded. We know this is the reality. We are going to make it through this, & when this is over, we work to make sure it never happens again. That's the work. It doesn't end.
Covid-19, Mutual aid network for Douglas County, OR
A new FB group that was started yesterday. As far as I can see there is not a main form to fill out for volunteers/people seeking help, but I am going to suggest it to the admin and offer my help as soon as my join request is approved.
@pdxcovid19mutualaid Open offer to help students on here with their homework/tutoring! I'm an instructional assistant at a public high school and will be working far less than usual due to closures. I've been in just about every class — English, Biology, Social Studies, Health, four levels of math... I'm very happy to read materials aloud, and help rephrase things or break them down.
I also have experience with and resources for Latin, permaculture/agroecology, cooking, and duck husbandry!
Tomorrow, March 18, food box deliveries will be rolling out in Portland central.
Please sign up if you need food.
It sounds like the moratorium on evictions has 3 gotchas you should be aware of:
* It only applies if you can show "documentation or other objectively verifiable means" that you lost income due to the pandemic
* You MUST notify your landlord before the rent is due that you can't pay due to loss of income resulting from the pandemic
* You MUST repay within 6 months of the Portland state of emergency being lifted
Some decent local coverage of neighborhood efforts and the mutual aid network
Responding to the needs of our community with collective power, and mutual aid.
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