I’m about to mail a $1,000 check to East Oakland Collective to help fund a portable hydrant water meter. Volunteers, including yours truly, will use that meter to pump drinking water for folks living on the streets of the East Bay, right where they live.
If alleviating crushing thirst among the most vulnerable residents of Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas touches your heart, please consider donating online or mailing a check to:
Any amount helps. Those who can give more, from hundreds of dollars up, are encouraged to donate by check marked “For: Hydrant Meter”, to maximize the amount EOC receives. East Oakland Collectively is currently a fiscally sponsored project of a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, and will provide acknowledgment letters for those who want to deduct.
East Oakland Collective and I go back a couple years now. I have advised them as pro bono legal counsel in the past, and expect I will again in the future. When I first decided to get involved helping unhoused people in Oakland, I looked for a project that I could do myself, to meet the people and learn the situation, and I looked for an organization already doing meaningful work out on the streets, to help in ways in which I’m already competent. My personal project became water. The organization way ahead of me was obviously East Oakland Collective.