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Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. MADR envisions strong, vibrant, resilient, connected, and empowered individuals and communities as part of an awakened civil society that will restore hope following crisis, and turn the tide against disaster capitalism and climate chaos, in favor of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Concrete Can’t Keep us from Growing: On Spring and Dandelions

Report from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) on Midwest responses to devastating floods. As part of our 2018 Fall tour, we rolled through Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends there have continued to discuss and organize, and when...

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Tour Recap: Fall 2018

At the end of a long year, our second workshop tour is complete! Over the course of three months, we worked our way from Albuquerque to San Diego, then north toward Seattle, and across...

Relief Nonprofit Bulldozes Hurricane Survivor Tent City

On December 11, 2018, in Panama City, Florida, a large tent city located in the parking lot of a church was transformed into a demolition site. Hundreds of people were left with nowhere to...

We Are Rooted Here: North Valley Mutual Aid

The following is a report back from the North Valley Mutual Aid group, which is organizing an autonomous response to the Camp Fire from Chico, CA. Originally published on Mutual Aid Disaster Relief.WHO WE...

Bonds Not Ballots

As another election year spectacle has come and gone, and as we inch closer to irreversible, cataclysmic shifts in our climate, we are reminded that our hope is in each other, in relationships of...

Lumberton, NC: Vision and Action

It’s hard to believe that over a month has already passed since Hurricane Florence dropped a seemingly endless supply of rain onto eastern North Carolina.We reflect back on the Indigenous led relief efforts out...

Landlords are Finishing What Hurricane Michael Started

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief discusses how poor and working-class tenants in housing projects in Panama City are being evicted in the wake of Hurricane Michael. A call to action.Hundreds of residents in low income housing...

Dual-Power in a Three-Way Fight: Critical Reflections on Hurricane Michael

Members of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief report from the ground in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael swept into the Florida panhandle with a ferocity unlike anything seen...

Mutual Aid Efforts in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

A report from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief work from folks on the ground in Tallahassee, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida panhandle, making landfall as...

(In)visible Disasters: Farmworkers and Hurricane Florence

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief brings us updates on autonomous disaster relief in farmworker communities. For more info on how to plug into autonomous relief efforts, go here.  Even without a devastating hurricane, farmworkers face...