Wash-oe Hands (https://www.washoehands.com/) is a mutual aid group based out of Reno, NV responding to COVID-19 and related crises. We have partnered with Washo-oe Hands to create Washo-oe Hands Douglas County. By connecting those who need help with those who can offer help, Wash-oe Hands coordinates immediate short-term assistance to Nevadans who need their basic needs met in uncertain times. Please make a donation today to support the efforts of Wash-oe Hands Douglas County COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network.
Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Wash-oe Hands Douglas County COVID-19 Mutual Aid Relief Fund, but for anyone who is unable to leave the house during this time, donation may be the best way to help. Additional ways to help can be found here: https://www.washoehands.com/i-can-help
100% of the funds raised will be used to respond to requests for support from the community, received via the request form that went live on our website April 1, 2020. This will include, but is not limited to, buying food and supplies for those in need, paying time-sensitive bills on their behalf, and other related costs. We will adjust the goal as necessary according to the need and duration of this effort.
We are prioritizing those who have dependents to support, are quarantined without pay, are sick, unhoused, disabled, elderly, or undocumented from the counties we are equipped to serve.
Laura Levin, Erin Smith, Brayli Dripps, and Liz Mumford, all of whom are members of the Wash-oe Hands administration team, make up our four-person financial management and accountability team. They will be responsible for tracking and issuing donations, as well as purchasing supplies with funds raised.
How Funds are Distributed:
Requests on our Community Help Board (https://www.washoehands.com/i-can-help#community-board) that are not picked up by fellow community members after 5 days are run through a series of questions to determine their eligibility to receive help from the Wash-oe Hands Douglas County COVID-19 Mutual Aid Relief Fund. These questions are meant to ensure community funds are being used for what they are intended and are being allocated for those who need them most.
Did their request abide by the guidelines and expectations of the Wash-oe Hands organization?
Good Supply Co has the resources and ability to fill most requests for physical items (cleaning supplies, blankets, etc.) Should we send this request to Good Supply Co. to be filled directly, rather than offering financial assistance?
Will this immediate and short-term need be filled, or significantly alleviated with monetary assistance?
If deemed eligible, recipients will be contacted by the Wash-oe Hands admin to coordinate payment.
No more than $200 will be given to any individual/organization at a time. If further assistance is needed, a new request form will be filled out and the process will begin again. This allows for funds to be distributed as equally and fairly as possible across our community.
Visit our Community Help Board to get an idea of what sort of requests are coming in:
We would like to thank the following groups and organizations for their collaboration and support for our efforts thus far.
Good Supply Co.
If you would like to partner with us please join Wash-oe Hands! Facebook Group , visit our website or get in touch with us directly at [email redacted].
Thank you for your help in supporting those who are affected by COVID-19 in the Douglas County Area.
If you don't decide to give here, please consider doing something. Check on your elderly neighbors, buy someones groceries, be nice to the grocery store workers. Douglas County, this our time to come together as a community (while staying 6 feet apart).