Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to historic wildfires in California. From tornadoes and floods throughout the midwest, to devastating storms like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, Michael and Dorian, it is clear that we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after 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.
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Hurricane Dorian has decimated the Bahamas and is wreaking destruction and spawning tornadoes up the east coast. Millions of people have been ordered to evacuate from the eastern seaboard, and there are already storm impacts and flooding in many locales between Savannah GA and Norfolk VA. In these areas are migrant farm worker camps, and both coastal Indigenous and Gullah [...]
As we enter hurricane season in the Atlantic and fire season in the West, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is compiling tips for preparing communities to take care of each other in the spirit of mutual aid when disaster strikes. Below is a list we’ve started and are continuing to add to as y’all submit new ideas for ways to prepare [...]
In the blur of heat rising from the searing sands of the Sonoran Desert, there is a cascade of drinking water splashed into the dry earth, unclaimed by bodies bent with thirst and the merciless heat. Hands, criminalized by the forensics of a migration-hostile legal system, left the gallons to sustain life. Hands, made powerful by badges declaring Customs and [...]
Midwest Floods As part of our 2018 Fall tour, we rolled through Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends there have continued to discuss and organize, and when the bomb cyclone caused flooding throughout Nebraska and the greater Midwest, The Dandelion Network sprung up to respond. In their own words, “In the face of climate crisis and systems of oppression, The Dandelion Network takes [...]