Solidarity > Charity: Mutual Aid Beacon
One of the encouraging things to come out of COVID is the rise of mutual aid networks around the country, including one in Beacon that started right as the pandemic hit the Hudson Valley.
Essentially mutual aid groups are matchmakers, connecting those with needs to those with something to offer. Beacon's group was spearheaded by longtime BEAHIVE member Dara Silverman, who recruited a handful of others to help organize (including other BEAHIVE members). Dara was inspired and informed by Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS). (The River Newsroom has a great overview of the movement in the Hudson Valley.)
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