Volunteers Needed Wednesday/Friday in August

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alum Grace Corbin has reached out with an opportunity for the Augsburg community to show up in support of our South Minneapolis neighbors. Volunteers are needed to help set up, distribute supplies and food, and clean-up during distributions on Wednesdays and Fridays through August at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Hundreds of neighbors (including some from Cedar-Riverside) who rely on the stores that are still closed on Lake St come to the distribution each week. Even as the need for free, accessible food and supplies remains (and grows!), the amount of volunteers and donations has dropped significantly since the immediate aftermath of the uprising following the murder of George Floyd.

Shifts are available from 9:30am-12pm or 11:30am-2:30pm. Or stay all day! Can’t be there in person? Sign up to send lunch!

Sign up here:

What can you expect while you’re there? Here’s what I’ve experienced:
-Full body workouts!
-Quality time in the sun or the shade or indoors with new friends and old friends.
-Teamwork that’s both planned out and on the fly.
-Delicious lunch and snacks and plenty of water… plus the occasional popsicle break.
-An inside look at how communities respond to needs together with urgency, patience, creativity, listening, and the leadership of people of color.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, including any about COVID-19 safety protocols.