Giving marginalized and vulnerable populations the power to safely experience our new world:
As restrictions loosen, more people are out in public without masks, threatening a return to unmanageable contagion. The medical personnel we continue to work with are stressing the urgent need to quell the spread of the virus, especially as businesses and mass transit re-open to the general public. Marginalized communities will again bear the brunt of the spread, because of working and living conditions.
Since the middle of May, Rapid Resilience has been providing masks to residents of low-income neighborhoods, nursing homes, and prisons. We are now also providing masks to wider population groups, those without the means or access to protect themselves, such as essential frontline workers and their families, protesters, and people without masks on the streets and on mass transit.
Our PPE distribution efforts are matched to the essential need for food distribution, and we have created partnerships to combine both efforts. Recently, we were able to introduce an element of our climate mission: carbon-free delivery with the help of horses! This goodwill effort will continue thanks to the generous support of Brooklyn Equine.
Rapid Resilience Network
Rapid Resilience is an emergency response initiative of NYC-based Resilience, Education, Training and Innovation (RETI) Center — a 501(c)3 nonprofit born out of Superstorm Sandy with a mission to build resilient communities.
Rapid Resilience is a network of volunteer initiatives across the country that have mobilized to address the critical need for supplies within the healthcare community. We have come together to ask for your support in this unprecedented public health catastrophe.
All of your donations will go to the RETI Center, and you will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging your contribution.