Mutual aid has been a part of all large, powerful social movements, and it has a particularly large role to play right now, as we face unprecedented dangers and opportunities for mobilization...at its best, mutual aid actually produces new ways of living where people create systems of care and generosity that address harm and foster well-being.
Dean Spade, Mutual Aid:
Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)
It is Red Hook Mutual Aid’s goal to establish accessible and inclusive ways to share resources and support vulnerable neighbors with what they need, as well as build a shared understanding of why people do not have what they need. Mutual aid is as much about addressing immediate needs as it is about building solidarity. Under capitalism, social problems resulting from exploitation and the maldistribution of resources are understood as individual moral failings, not systemic problems. We are aware that the systems we have in place will not meet those needs, so we work in conjunction with community-based organizations to help distribute resources and information.
OUR STORY & INITIATIVES
What is mutual aid?
Community Phone Support
Resource List & Weekly Newsletter
Direct Aid: PCP
Direct Aid: Air Conditioners
RHMA made sure everyone in our network was registered to vote and had applied for their absentee ballots - when necessary, we helped with that process. We also registered several first-time voters, and on a few occasions, we walked them to the polling site.
FEMA Emergency Supplies
Holiday Care Packages