Looking to help our city our community in this very challenging time? A neighbor, complied this list of needs and site clean-ups. We will try to update this throughout the day as needs change, but please try and check-in with site organizers before you show up to make sure needs have not shifted or been filled.
Mural credit Greta McLain. Photo credit Jeff Pierson.
1) At the memorial site (38th & Chicago) organizers have asked for the following materials to help protect the items that have been made, left to honor George Floyd:
-bungee cords of various sizes
-any kind of plastic sleeve or coverings
-anything you can think of to help protect artwork, cards, posters should it rain
2) FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED FOR RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY FIRES TODAY:
Residents need: Peanut butter, bread, cold cuts, cheese slices, crackers, canned soup or stew, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned fish, canned beans, pasta and sauce, rice, and toilet paper.
We’ll have curbside drop-off and staff will be wearing masks
MPS FOOD DONATIONS SITE CHANGES TODAY:
Some of the MPS food distribution sites have been changed, here is the update for those donations (box of fresh food for ANY child 0-18 who lives in the city of Mpls, no ID req’d)
-Brian Coyle Center (420 S 15th Ave) 11:15-12:00pm
-Willard Park (1625 Queen Ave N_ 12:30-1:15pm
Hamline/Midway Cleanup (today) (meet at Gordon Park High School)
Minnehaha Mall cleanup (today)
Lake St Cleanup (today)
Community Dua (Prayer) w/ Imams (Saturday)
National Day of Action (Saturday)
Virtual Community Vigil for George Floyd (Saturday)
SIGN THESE PETITIONS:
Minneapolis Public Schools to end MPD contract
Defund MPD (City of Mpls)
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman
Minneapolis Police Union
Independent Local Media:
https://www.migizi.org/ (serves Native youth, bldg burned down)
Small Businesses/Lake Street/Shop
https://www.cuapb.org/ (communities united against police brutality)
The public comment period for the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan will close this Friday, May 22nd. The 10-year action plan will guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around.
Provide your input and feedback on our interactive website
Check out the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan website to learn more and provide feedback at go.minneapolismn.gov. The interactive website includes opportunities to provide your input on the plan – including draft strategies and actions and priority networks.
Watch a recording of our online open houses
At three online open houses staff presented highlights of the Transportation Action Plan and answered questions from the audience in real time. Our online engagement events have concluded but you can still watch recordings of them on our website at go.minneapolismn.gov/get-involved.
To keep community members informed and to continue to advance the project, the City of Minneapolis project team has recorded a narrated slide show to present the draft conceptual design and address frequently asked questions, which is posted at: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cip/futureprojects/grand-ave-s.
A direct link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7kpNOU0zEY&feature=youtu.be
Currently many households are receiving “stimulus checks” in the mail (or direct deposited right into their bank accounts), as part of the economic recovery plan related to the impact of COVID-19. We understand that many families and individuals really need this money. We at KFNA are hopeful that this payment may help them stabilize their housing situation, buy some groceries, or pay other outstanding bills at this difficult time.
Other families and individuals, however, have been able to continue to work from home for the last month and while things are far from “normal”, they are still “alright”. Many of these households are talking about donating some, or all, of their stimulus checks to benefit those who are struggling more than they are in this pandemic. Donating to local nonprofit organizations is one way to do this. Many nonprofits have been working overtime to create new, safe systems to continue to feed, provide health services, and care for some of our most vulnerable populations including seniors, children, low-income families, and those struggling with mental health or chronic health issues.
If you don’t already have a “favorite” organization who is doing this work in our community, we encourage you to visit this spreadsheet that KFNA put together and learn more about some of these fantastic groups and the work they are doing. This week KFNA is highlighting many of these groups via social media; besides supporting them financially, we encourage you to both like, and share, our Tweets & Instagram (Twitter @Kingfield_KFNA) and Facebook Posts, and also encourage others you know to give generously in this time of unprecedented need.
Some of the frontline organizations that are seeking donations include: