Find The Helpers began as a national network of volunteers and grassroots organizations working to flatten the curve of the COVID pandemic. Our volunteers also coordinate natural disaster relief efforts. We fundamentally believe in using our voices and actions to support those most in need of help, in all forms.
The United States faces a boiling point of systemic racism which disproportionately impacts Black communities. We actively choose to address this matter and to find ways to help within our communities and our nation. In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Find The Helpers offer tools and resources for those protesting brutality and injustice. We will share information to help you safely and effectively voice your protests with your community and government authorities.
We challenge ourselves, and our volunteers, to support and amplify Black and Brown voices speaking out against systemic racism. We encourage everyone to intentionally and continuously learn how each of us contributes to divisive stereotypes. Links to publicly available educational material on race and racism primarily told by and about Black activists and artists will be hosted at Find The Helpers.
We urge everyone to consider how to serve and support people experiencing racial inequity and inequality. Please pursue this mental and emotional work yourselves so as not to further burden those who may be experiencing the pain of injustice. Learn from information that minority groups openly share. Connect with people educating others. Seek ways to take tangible action within your community. Consume Black and Brown media and messages, and share them in ways that are authentic to the speaker. Have uncomfortable conversations with your family and friends; educate yourselves together. State your position to those you know who may disagree. Be vocal in support of people of color at your school or workplace. Your voice can be meaningful whether your words are heard or not.
We recognize that being physically present, especially during a global pandemic, is not possible for everyone. Deconstruct whether protesting in person is the right choice for you based on your circumstances, mindset, and headspace. We acknowledge and honor that many factors may limit our ability to protest injustice in person. Whether you attend a protest or support those who can, work to listen, support, and protect those around you who need to be heard and kept safe. Become an ally of the Black Lives Matter movement, and to allow those voices to guide your efforts.
Each of us must actively work to dismantle the systemic racism built into our society. Find The Helpers is committed to dismantling systemic racism and promoting equity, equality, and justice. #BlackLivesMatter