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Community member uses social media to give help, hope

Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 18:51:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — During this difficult time in Kansas City, a woman looks to spread hope through social media.

Bailey Walton created the Kansas City Mutual Aid Facebook page on March 14. Within a few days, nearly 500 people have become members.

“I just thought we needed to take care of ourselves and take care of each other,” Walton said.

Walton got the idea from mutual aid disaster relief training she recently completed. The page is a way for people to get help and resources.

“It’s for any aid that anybody needs right now so if you need a meal cooked and delivered, we can do that. We can do it on larger scales,” Walton said. “We can deliver you toilet paper, we can provide emotional support.”

With so many businesses closing, Walton said the number one request is money. Those donations would go toward food and medicine.

Donations can be accepted through CashApp ($kcmoMAC), Venmo (@kcmoMAC) or by phone. That number is 816-281-8590.