To those of you who donated to LHENA these past few days to help our community rebuild - physically, mentally, spiritually - thank you from the bottom of our hearts. There are neighbors volunteering their time this very minute to help uplift families, livelihoods, and voices. The Wedge community is incredibly inspiring. It always has been, and continues to be.
You know the powerful feeling you've felt in your chest over the past nine days? The raw emotion? That urge to act? To reflect? Don't lose sight of those feelings. Ever. Carry them with you always.
We implore you to write to an elected official, champion a cause, donate your time/money (there are MANY great organizations in Mpls), run an errand for a neighbor, support Black-owned businesses, get out of your comfort zone, run for a board, express yourself creatively. Bottom line: we are all capable of making a difference. None of us are truly free unless we all are.
LHENA is but one organization in this city putting in work to support our communities. None of us have all the answers or resources, and many are working collaboratively to meet people where they're at in this time of need and transformation. All of us are listening, adapting, reflecting, and pushing for a more equitable Minneapolis.
We hope you're able to rest, be with loved ones, and find some peace tonight.
LHENA Executive Director