COVID-19 Crisis: How You Can Help!
As you know, the first originating case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Thurston County.
Olympia Mutual Aid Partners (OlyMAP) will be working with Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) and others involved with the Greater Regional Outreach Workers League (GROWL) to support our unhoused neighbors during this pandemic. We will also be coordinating with other community advocates to support low-income people and tenants, and to advocate for economic and health protections for all, as our capacity allows.
How you can help:
We know that we are all facing economic hardships at this time, but for those who are able to, we ask that you donate to PiPE to help make these outreach and survival strategies sustainable in the coming months. pipeolympia.org/donate
Volunteer to organize supplies:
PiPE has an extensive training process for direct service, so they primarily need support with supply organization. https://pipeolympia.org/volunteer/
Volunteer to distribute supplies:
Throughout the next few weeks, OlyMAP will be helping to distribute survival supplies and food to people living outdoors. If you’re able to help with this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what days/times you can help out. Also let us know if you have a car!
Can you sign up to cook a hot meal once or twice a week? Any amount will help, but enough to serve 10-12 people would be best. If you can help with this, email us at email@example.com and let us know what day/time you can have food prepared and if you need someone to come and pick up the food from your place.
Click here for a list of needed supplies.
Supplies can be dropped off at PiPE Tuesday-Friday 1-5
Or call/email them to schedule a time.
Join a group to provide mutual aid:
Whether we’re unhoused or housed, we’ll likely have to lean on each other more in the coming days, weeks and months. We recommend joining the Olympia Mutual Aid Collective Public Group on Facebook if you want to learn more about our community’s response, resources that are available, and ways to get involved. You can also check out our partner organizations on Our Partners page to see if there are other mutual aid activities you would like to become involved in.