As Minneapolis, the State and the Country reacts to another police killing of a young black man, Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Center, we are reaching out to our members and community at large with a few suggestions on how to help.  Sometimes it feels like we cannot do much, but we can show each other we care, we’re listening, we’re here.

Please reach out to help if you can or ask for help as you need. We share a few resources below:

Brooklyn Center – both giving and finding help.
A list of ways to help directly with the neighborhoods disrupted :Sahan Journal

Twin Cities Mutual Aid Map
Twin Cities Mutual Aid Map: visual and interactive resource to both donate and receive food and basic need donations

 

Below is a great list of ways to help that First Avenue compiled:

 

  • Donate to organizations doing the work on-site:
    • 612 M*A*S*H medics have been directly supporting protestors in Brooklyn Center:
      • Cash app: $612MASH
      • Venmo: @MedicalBus
      • GiveMN
    • African Career, Education, and Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that engages African immigrants in Minneapolis suburbs, currently supporting small businesses in Brooklyn Center affected by closures and disruption with micro-grants.Donate here. 
    • Black Table Arts is a community driven arts cooperative currently fundraising to buy gas masks for Black organizers on the ground. Donate here.
  • Donate physical goods directly:
    • Brooklyn Center Community Schools are in need of more supplies for the community. Check their Twitter for up-to-date needs.
    • CAPI USA is a Brooklyn Center nonprofit focused on serving immigrants, refugees, and people of color. Check their Facebookand Instagram for up-to-date needs.