While working to rebuild our businesses and lives towards a new normal, we are reminded that normal for many people in our society is not a safe or accepting place. We have seen it first hand in recent days with the death of George Floyd. It shows us quite clearly that as a community, we must do better. Please follow the link and join us in supporting those who need it most right now.
- George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, organized the page, which is called the “Official George Floyd Memorial Fund.” According to the page’s description, the funds will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, grief counseling and lodging and travel for all court proceedings.
- South Minneapolis Mutual Aid Autonomous Zone Coordination is continuing their efforts amongst the community in taking care of residents on the south side of the city. People on Facebook can join the group, where many have provided donations to those in need.
- Hunger Solutions Minnesota works with both state and federal government to advance programs that tackle hunger on the large scale, according to their website. They work with food banks and shelves to distribute food on the smaller scale.
- Neighbors United Funding Collaborative is a nonprofit fundraiser supporting the Hamline Midway Coalition in St. Paul. According to its website, Midway United is a local fund focused on strengthening the community. They have a $500,000 goal.
- Support the Cities, a community service group on Facebook, are working to help neighborhoods and small businesses affected by the recent events. They also accept donations to the Emergency Food Fund.
- We Love Lake Street is an organization that is donating 100% of its donations directly to small businesses and nonprofits in the Lake Street community to help them rebuild their storefronts and serve its neighborhoods.
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is accepting donations to help rebuild the community after the recent damage caused in Minneapolis.
- “Pop-up” food pantries are being established from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Emerson and Broadway avenues in North Minneapolis and at the intersection of Central and Lexington avenues in St. Paul.
- Twin Cities Donation Drive is accepting donations in Minneapolis at El Burrito Mercado on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.
- A GoFundMe page, Midtown Global Market Mend, is accepting donations to help repair damage at Midtown Global Market, which is home to 45 small businesses on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
- A GoFundMe page, Help Minnesota Transitions Charter Schools, is accepting donations to help rebuild buildings that were damaged during the riots. The schools serve grades 7-12.