Pueblo Relief Fund
From the website, “The donations to the Pueblo Relief Fund will be used to immediately begin addressing supply and service needs of the Pueblos in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and lower the infection rate among tribal members. These needs include essential disinfecting supplies, personal protective equipment, and food distribution. APCG and IPCC will use the funds to immediately begin purchasing these essential items and delivering them to the Pueblos for distribution to tribal members.”
From the website, “Pueblo Action Alliance is a community driven organization that promotes cultural sustainability by addressing environmental and social impacts in indigenous communities.” PAA has been making masks and providing them to Pueblo and Diné communities, distributing timely and accurate information, hosting virtual healing spaces, and partnering with other groups to provide healthy meals, mental health services, and other support.
From the website, “The Red Nation is dedicated to the liberation of Native peoples from capitalism and colonialism. We center Native political agendas and struggles through direct action, advocacy, mobilization, and education.” TRN is continuing its community feeds during the COVID-19 crisis and donations help share solidarity meals with low-income and unsheltered relatives.
Albuquerque Mutual Aid
From the website, “ABQ Mutual Aid is a coalition of local organizations and individuals working to protect our at-risk community members during the COVID-19 emergency in New Mexico. As of April 25, ABQ Mutual Aid has assisted 1298 families, a total of 5408 individuals. "
The All African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) of New Mexico “are Africans in New Mexico organizing to fight capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism for the liberation of our people, our homeland, and all oppressed peoples worldwide.” As part of a community defense and COVID-19 relief project they are collecting donations and raising funds to make care packages of food, maks, cleaning supplies and more to deliver to African elders and refugees in the Albuquerque area. Cash donations can be made via Venmo at @AAPRP-NM and goods donations can be coordinated via call or text 505-295-0008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the website, Encuentro “engages Latinx immigrant families in educational and career development opportunities that build skills for economic and social justice.” Encuentro has created a fund to support the 300+ Latinx families who are enrolled in their programs and Encuentro staff are calling all the families weekly. Few of Encuentro’s students are US citizens and many are on the frontlines of this crisis. Many are struggling to make rent payments, cover their bills, or buy food for their families. Without a social security number, they cannot access unemployment or the checks from the COVID-19 stimulus package that will provide support for others in our community. Without access to Medicare or Medicaid or any form of state-subsidized health care, they face staggering bills if they end up in the hospital. All funds directed to this initiative go directly to families.
From the website, “The Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation are extreme food deserts with only 13 grocery stores on Navajo to serve some 180,000 people and only 3 small grocery marts on Hopi to serve some 3,000 people. These communities also have high numbers of elderly, diabetic, asthmatic, and cancer-afflicted (i.e., high risk) individuals. These communities could be devastated by coronavirus and COVID-19. We want to help these individuals, especially the elderly and high risk individuals, and families with children, to gain access to the food and water (1/3 of Navajo residents do not have running water) and other essential items they will need to weather this pandemic, such as food, PPE, and diapers.” Navajo regularly has about 50% unemployment and Hopi about 60%, so ongoing relief in this economic crisis is essential. This fund is also investing in PPE for first responders/volunteers and a media campaign to encourage social distancing.