Black Lives Matter fence in West St. Paul

Sad to See the Black Lives Matter Mural Go? Donate to ROCC

So many people spoke up in support of the Black Lives Matter mural in West St. Paul. While that mural is coming down, there is a huge opportunity to actively support a BIPOC-led organization that is doing incredible work for all people in West St. Paul.

At the April 26 West St. Paul City Council meeting, Kimetha “KaeJae” Johnson gave an update about the work of the Residents of Color Collective (ROCC). They’ve distributed 39,000 pounds of food, equivalent to 1,300 boxes, since January. They have another food giveaway planned for May 15. ROCC has also helped 10 families find housing.

ROCC now has a fiscal sponsorship and can accept donations as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and they need your help.

“Right now ROCC needs more financial resources—if you’re donating—because we’re helping people get into apartments,” Johnson said.

While a mural is a powerful visual statement, our financial support of and volunteer involvement with ROCC can have a much greater impact on the day-to-day lives of people in our community.

If you want to show that Black Lives Matter in West St. Paul, please make a donation to directly to ROCC.

The fence was painted on black on May 3, 2021.

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