Mutual Aid

We are a community of organizers and movement builders. We value relationships and community above all. We already know how to cooperate to support our people and create systems that work for us. This is what we have been doing. While we hold our leaders accountable, we are also organizing for and creating new social relations and new systems that are able to disrupt and replace the structural violences and oppressions in the current system. Right now is no different. 

At Clean Air, we can make the most difference locally and directly during crisis moments. We have the ability to prepare ourselves for coming disasters, and to coordinate to provide survival needs for our people. For our people who are already sick because of environmental injustice; for our people who are elders; and for our people who need support buying necessities, we are in solidarity with you and are committed to collectively getting through difficult times. 

Clean Air provides and supports mutual aid to our members and supporters, and, to a smaller extent due to limited capacity, to others in our community. This looks like grocery and supply runs, financial aid when/if we can (including supporting bail and strike funds), and friendship and community-building through the many technologies and creative abilities at our disposal. Clean Air is a dedicated but small group of people, and we know that the best way to care for our people is to know our own limits. We also know that we exist in a larger ecosystem of mutual aid and direct service networks.

If you are interested in joining our Mutual Aid team which coordinates Emergency Preparedness trainings and supports and fosters mutual aid within the Clean Air Coalition, please sign up by filling out the form linked here.

To request aid, email staff directly or contact us at, or call us at 716-852-3813 ext 100. Please include your name, a phone number and best times to call.

For individuals providing or receiving delivery aid related to COVID or other health issues that involve quarantine, please be sure to read the following COVID safety guide. Our first and most pressing concern is to maintain the health and safety of our people.

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