We’ve survived a long, painful month that’s an extension of a year that’s challenged us to our core.
We need healing. We need justice. And that requires action.
Systemic change requires prolonged effort, but we can also make an immediate difference for frontline communities. I launched this Black Resilience Fund as an opportunity for non-Black allies to support the resilience of Black people in our very own community.
In four days, the Black Resilience Fund has provided $236,469.81 in immediate support for Black Portlanders, including a warm meal, groceries, and unpaid bills.
If you are in need of funds, please fill out this request form: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/request
If you would like to volunteer, please use this sign up form: https://forms.gle/6x7mnbw9FMsz7paQA
If you have any questions, comments, or need to make an off-the-internet request our email address is [email redacted]
The Black Resilience Fund is co-founded by Cameron Whitten and Salomé Chimuku. Cameron is a local Portlander who has more than 5 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and donation accountability. Cameron has served as the Executive Director of local nonprofits such as Know Your City, Brown Hope, and Q Center. Salomé has over a decade of experience in public sector work, working with organizations such as Portland State University, the Urban League of Portland, and Unite Oregon. She has served on many local social justice and advocacy boards and has worked for many statewide elected officials in the Oregon Legislature.
We're working with Portland-based nonprofit Brown Hope to become the fiscal sponsor of the Black Resilience Fund. If you'd like to make a tax deductible contribution to the fund, please visit: brownhope.org.
We've so far collected over 11,000 donations, which has provided support to 700 Black Portlanders.
(Funding report will be updated on a DAILY basis)
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