Welcome to the Duke Mutual Aid Community Fund, a mutual aid network formed out of the COVID-19 crisis for the Duke/Durham community.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke/Durham community members were in-need of financial assistance for housing, transportation, and food. Duke students (and later, workers) responded by fostering a community network through the creation of a mutual aid fund and E-list to connect folks to their needs.
We plan on continuing this work in the long-term. So far, we have raised over 65k and fulfilled over 400 requests. We’ve built relationships with the Durham community and are working to establish principles and guidelines that drive our work.
To make this process sustainable and continue to show solidarity with Duke/Durham, Duke Mutual Aid has taken on a fiscal sponsorship from Southern Vision Alliance.