Berkeley Neighbors helping neighbors stay safe during COVID-19
COVID-19 is creating heightened needs across Berkeley, as well as a groundswell of neighbors who want to help. Berkeley Mutual Aid matches lower-risk volunteers with the most pressing needs. This includes pairing lower-risk neighbors with higher-risk neighbors who need essential supplies (e.g., food, toiletries, and prescriptions), help navigating social services, or connecting to overcome social isolation.
Berkeley Mutual Aid is an evolving effort developed by volunteers in the community to get neighborly support to where it is needed most. As this crisis evolves, our project will continue to respond and shift priorities as needed. Right now, we are focusing on helping people at higher risk from COVID-19 to help flatten the curve, and helping people who are being especially heavily impacted by COVID-19.