I'm Abigail (they/she), a newer McKees Rocks resident, artist, and community activist. Sara Eve from PMA Tattoo recommended I connect with this community about a mutual aid project she and I are starting this month for the McKees Rocks community. The short introduction is that we are starting a community board at PMA with information about aid (food, goods financial support, job search help, schooling and child care, etc.) that is available in the Rocks and in Pittsburgh as well as how to connect with that aid. We will also have a request box (and email and voicemail) for community members to request aid directly and we are going to do our best to connect them with what they need. The hope is to bring greater awareness to the support already out there and create a strong network of no-strings-attached community aid. We are reaching out to a number of folks and organizations that are already doing this work (or related work) in the community like yourself.
It would be great to talk with anyone who is interested in supporting this project, please let me know if you're interested in connecting and we can set something up!
In love and solidarity,
Abigail Lis-Perlis (they/them/she/her)