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Give to the Hardest Hit

Published: May 22, 2020


I finally received my IRS stimulus check, and I am thinking about best ways to spend the money. My daughter, Ana Ebi, has been volunteering for Mutual Aid in her Washington, DC, neighborhood. Her neighborhood, still predominantly occupied by people of color, is amongst the top five hardest-hit neighborhoods in DC.

If like me, you are in the enviable position of being able to donate at least part of your stimulus check, might I suggest this as an option? You can go to the Ward 5 Mutual Aid website to make a donation.

Ward 5 Mutual Aid

Or you can give to one of the two international organizations that Ana recommends “for international aid to places in even greater need than DC.” Those are:

Doctors Without Borders
Give Directly

from Brenda Chung, Big Island Meeting, Hawaii (5/16/2020)