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What is mutual aid?

A voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions. Mutual aid has been a factor in the very evolution of our species, it is the human impulse to survive.

What is Chehalis River Mutual Aid Network?

Chehalis River Mutual Aid Network is a grassroots group of community members in so-called Grays Harbor County, WA engaged in political direct action. We are not a Non-Profit 501c3, a business, or a club. We are normal people who try to organize the vast potential of our community to build the world we want to see, without asking for permission.

Our goal is to create mutual aid projects that meet the needs of the communities and identify affiliate groups in need of amplification, assistance, or support. We also work directly with the community to find needs, gaps in services, and resources in need of distribution. Our main projects are currently centered in food sovereignty and advocacy for the unhoused but we hope to see many diverse projects evolving out of this work. We also network outside the region through affiliated organizations who provide both resources and inspiration for this project.

There are multiple ways to get involved in mutual aid in your area. We invite anyone to come out to one of our actions and either receive assistance or give some. To stay up to date with our public actions follow us here and on Mastodon, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or look through our current projects to learn more.

Other mutual aid related groups are encouraged to reach out to us for amplification, assistance, or support. We are always interested in forming relationships with those wanting to get involved as co-organizers and help us grow the current projects and start new ones.

If you or someone you know is in need of aid or have resources to donate please contact us so we can try to set you up with volunteers who can help you or visit the donate section of this site. 


Find out how to get started with our local mutual aid network.




View a list of our local donation drop-offs or review our running needs list.

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