Mutual Aid Road Reps - Community Initiative

by Kate Belmonte in Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

Mutual Aid Road Reps - Community Initiative
We did it
On 21st April 2020 we successfully raised £1,196 with 25 supporters in 28 days

We would like to provide emergency supplies to those in self-isolation across Medway.

by Kate Belmonte in Gillingham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Funds raised will be used in the following ways...

  • to purchase PPE for our MARR Volunteers
  • to purchase PPE for Shielded Households
  • to create an emergency fund which will be used to provide cashless homes with essential supplies such as bread, milk, eggs, vegetables and certain store cupboard items. 

Key People within MARR: Kate Belmonte, Satinder Shokar and Paramjot Kaur.


UPDATE: Road Reps has paired with Mutual Aid Pattens Lane and become Mutual Aid Road Reps Community Initiative. By working together we aim to help many more families across Medway during these difficult and uncertain times.  

Funds raised will be used in the following ways...

  • to purchase PPE for our MARR Volunteers
  • to purchase PPE for Self-Isolating & Shielded Households
  • to create an emergency fund which will be used to provide cashless homes with essential supplies such as bread, milk, eggs, vegetables and certain store cupboard items. 

Key People within MARR: Kate Belmonte, Satinder Shokar and Paramjot Kaur.


History:
On Saturday 14th March a new community initiative called RoadReps was launched here in Medway.  The initiative is aimed at reaching those who are in self-isolation because of illness, potential infection or those at high risk of complications from Covid-19.  The scheme does not rely on the internet, although it will play a part in its promotion and volunteer numbers.

How it works…

In short the RoadReps complete a calling card and posts this through every house on their road then should anyone in isolation need a pint of milk, a letter posting or even a quick chat on the phone the Road Rep is there to help.

RoadReps have free access to resources such as a self-isolation posters and calling cards, all of which can be emailed and printed from a home computer. In addition Road Reps who are out and about there are others signing up to provide distance care being available for phone and admin support, some like Kate are also in isolation.

We are now in the next stage of tackling the virus and we need funds to provide each of our RoadReps with a kit comprising of disposal gloves and hand sanitiser. We would also like to provide each self-isolating cashless home with the necessary basic supplies this may be a pint of milk but could equally be a bag of veg.  

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