After we decided to cancel all our public events to respond to the virus, all of us at GRASS have started to become more and more involved in the local mutual aid network that has emerged to respond to the crisis. To reflect this, we have decided to turn GRASS into a Mutual Aid Centre that provides a hub for the community efforts already happening in the area.
To start with, we have been storing different resources needed by the mutual aid network, such as leaflets for the outreach and bleach and gloves for doing safe food deliveries to those in risk. This is in addition to our already existing projects of a free clothes shop and mutual aid books. In the future, as the situation evolves, we will continue growing, with things like free bike repair and maybe, if necessary, storing the food ourselves to be delivered.
In any case, this is as much yours to decide as it is ours. Let us know how you think we could best be using the space to help the community. And above all, get involved in the local mutual aid network. In times like this we must remember that we cannot rely on the government to save us, as it will always prioritise the interests of the rich and the powerful.
Right now, all we have is each other. And we believe that’s all we need.