Brooklyn Park’s history has been linked to Brooklyn Center since we began together as one Brooklyn Township. During this time, it is difficult to see the pain and anguish our neighbors are experiencing and, of course, it impacts our Brooklyn Park community too. We stand in solidarity and grieve alongside our Brooklyn Center neighbors.
If you are looking for ways to support Brooklyn Center residents and businesses, we have listed some ideas below. If you are looking for resources yourself, the list below will also be helpful.
This is not a comprehensive list as there are many efforts underway.
CAPI USA is collecting items for Brooklyn Center families at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (5929 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center across the street from CAPI) Friday, April 16, from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. The most needed items are laundry detergent, bottled water, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and culturally specific foods like rice and oil.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact:
Brooklyn Center Community Schools
Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ Resource Distribution Center is seeking donations of all essential items such as water, groceries, sanitary supplies, menstrual products, laundry detergent, and more. Their goal is to FILL UP THE BARN. Items can be dropped off Friday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6500 Humboldt Avenue North. Follow Brooklyn Center Community Schools on Facebook for updates.
You can also support financially through the school’s GoFundMe page
ACER Inc. is working to fundraise and provide grant funding to support small businesses.
Small business impacted by recent social unrest in Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park, MN are encouraged to fill out Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid Support form. Below is a message from ACER:
Are you a small business that needs support?
Construction Connection to Community
Construction Connection to Community (CCC) is calling for volunteers to do business outreach and help board up businesses.
Business outreach entails dropping off flyers to businesses and counting windows to ensure enough supplies are secured in the event of unrest. These volunteers are needed April 12-30 for two-hour long shifts with preassigned routes.
Boarding up entails working with trained contracts to protect businesses by boarding them up. Volunteer training will take place multiple dates and time in the last week of April.
R. Lynn Pingol
City of Brooklyn Center
The city of Brooklyn Center has created a list of many support resources and programs currently available.