North BK Mutual Aid Community Update - 07/11

A semi-regular email update to highlight ongoing initiatives and ways to get involved within the North Brooklyn neighborhood!

Hiya neighbor,

It’s been a while since you last heard from us but let us start off by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for your time, energy and resources in supporting North Brooklyn Mutual Aid over the past 4 months (it’s been 122 days!!). This engine of generosity could not exist without neighbors like yourself in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. 

The community has been hard at work and there is lots to share with you... so we are hoping to provide these semi-regular email updates to highlight new initiatives, ways to get involved and joyful moments from all across North Brooklyn Mutual Aid! 

Ready to jump in? We cannot wait for our ongoing work together!

Make sure to click the links below to dive into the amazing projects happening!


North Brooklyn Mutual Aid by the Numbers 

  • 832 active volunteers (and counting!)

  • 600 hots meals per day delivered alongside local community partners*

  • Over 7610 masks delivered in partnership with Face Mask Aid

  • Over 2700 pounds of composting (that’s a lot of scraps!)

  • Over $11,000 in donations via Open Collective

*North Brooklyn Mutual Aid has partnered with a variety of non-profit and community organizations such as World Central Kitchen, North Brooklyn Angels, Bushwick-Hylan, Lindsay Park, Northside Senior Center and more…


McCarren Park gathering for Black Lives Matter is an ongoing and important open forum for our community centered around discussing racism and anti-blackness affecting our neighbors, neighborhoods and city. Neighbors gather every night — rain or shine — at 7pm around McCarren Park ball fields to learn, share and reflect on how we can be better allies and take action to create equitable communities. Wear a mask, bring a sign, and stand in solidarity — join your neighbors. 


Projects grown from the community — Get involved!  

  • Essentially Open North Brooklyn is a community mapping tool which helps neighbors identify businesses in Greenpoint and Williamsburg that are providing services during the pandemic.

    GET INVOLVED — the Essentially Open team is looking for volunteers who can help with business outreach and data entry (contact Ari)

  • North Brooklyn Compost Project is collecting food scraps from North Brooklyn residents. Collection is on Sundays at McGoldrick Park Farmers Market

  • Greenpoint Community Fridge is LIVE and located at 17 Nassau Ave beside Lot Radio — take what you need, give what you can.

  • Support our ongoing Clothing Drive which is currently seeking large men’s clothing for unhoused neighbors  in the North Brooklyn area 

Neighborly reminder — if there is anything we can do to help you or your neighbors, please fill out our Request Form. You can also reach us at greenpointhelpers@gmail.com or call our voicemail system at 646-389-6016.

We couldn’t be more excited to have you here and supporting the North Brooklyn neighborhood!

Warmly,

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid team


North Brooklyn Mutual Aid is a grassroots, volunteer-led network of neighbors supporting neighbors in need and building a more sustainable, equitable community. 

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