Servers Workers Coalition is a grassroots Mutual Aid Fund and it was recently incorporated as a non-profit organization. SWC, for short, works to support laid off hospitality workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the number of people who have lost their jobs and the businesses who have had to close their doors forever due to the government-imposed lockdowns, initiatives like mutual aid funds are absolutely necessary.
For Servers Workers Coalition, mutual aid is not just about giving money—it is about "joining together to meet all our material needs so that we can fight, or in this particularly difficult moment, can live another day. It’s an act of care that helps create new social relations in order to survive."
For those in need, SWC has the capacity to offer rent relief and grocery stipends. It also has many opportunities for those who want to get involved.
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