What does creating an emergency HQ for Mutual Aid look like?

Well, if you’re curious, I thought I’d try to walk you through a day in the life of the Austin chapter’s “pop up”.

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AMA in particular has been dedicated to feeding our unhoused community 7 days a week since March 2020. Before last week, it was just 9 of us working together with Food Banks and volunteers.
The storms turned this small operation into an emergency mutual aid for the entire county
It all starts with these incredible humans. Working around the clock to coordinate with donors, venders, and people willing to help where they can. We hide away in this attack making phone calls and answering emails all day. Directing drivers and compiling lists of goods ppl need
From there the power of community really shines. Volunteers from all over the city have dedicated their time and spare resources to help those in need. Tirelessly loading in donations and organizing them for our team.
After donations have been processed and a relative inventory has been made, it’s back upstairs to our computers where we filter through requests and assign a driver to the deliveries.
Throughout the day, donations come in randomly, and the muscles come help load it all in.
It’s a controlled chaos I’ve never quite experienced. But don’t worry, we take dance breaks.
From there is basically rinse and repeat. Throughout this process we reach out for calls to action, and get the ball rolling all over again.
Huge thank you to anyone who has donated, shared posts, showed up to drive, send us coffees to get through the day. Anything.

We see you. We love you. We thank you. You saved Texans lives this week 💙
We will be at Forever Eternal Moments until Wednesday. 8am - 10pm.

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