Mutual Aid Thread Rules & Guidelines for Givers and Helpers
Every Friday on Twitter we focus on fundraising, particularly for people who need mutual aid to keep from slipping further into poverty, prevent eviction, pay medical bills etc.
You can currently find the latest thread created by searching "From:Tinu #MutualAidThread" on Twitter, and it is sometimes my pinned thread. As we expand outside Twitter, you'll see a link to the latest thread in the newsletter or as an announcement on this site.
This is currently the only help I can offer due to my last year of poor health, fighting Long COVID and Cancer. So your help as a giver or helper is absolutely essential.
The following are the rules and guidelines we have in order to have the maximum help for all people.
Using crowdfunding hashtags in a quote tweet helps pople who are looking for people to help to find people who need help. Please don't use more than 4 hashtags per post to promote a fundraiser on non-visual platforms like Twitter, Mastodon and Hive. Those posts often get ignored as spam, unlike the effect on Instagram.
Can you trust the people asking for help? 99% of the time, yes. The fear of scammers in mutual aid circles is vastly overblown.
When in doubt, give to people you know in the communities or who are vouched for by those you consider reputable. If you have doubts post in public, don't DM me- it could be months before I see it and I can't kick people off the internet.
Please don't leave advice.
Give money, retweet, alert us to scammers or encourage people. People posting to my threads have done all the advice already. Once you get to mutual aid, you are at the end of your rope. Advice isn't helpful. Money and sharing the content is.
And as always? Thank you SO much for your help!!