DoormouseJessup

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DoormouseJessup wrote (edited )

I would recommend setting up some first aid training while emphasizing the importance of mutual aid. If there is a Red Cross trainer who you're willing to work with, see if they're willing to offer free or reduced cost CPR/AED certificate training. My GDC branch did one and it was very successful. With the reduced cost or free certificates, many low-income people can get jobs that require it and you're circumventing the shitty market of trainers who profit by charging ridiculous amounts for the training (I've seen $150 to $300 in my neck of the woods).

Similarly, I'd recommend hosting Narcan training. When we did it, those of us who could, got kits to donate to the participants who needed them by utilizing our insurance plans. Fortunately, there is a charity in my area who does the training for free and they had enough kits for every person who wanted one. We put put a literature table and had a expert panel discussion afterwards. Again, I felt it was very successful and many people thanks is for putting it on.

The really really free market is done by the local Food Not Bombs and, while I'm not involved, I understand it is very successful as well.