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501 Commons supports the effectiveness of Washington's nonprofits. In a time of unprecedented change, our ability to serve as experts, innovators, and partners ensures that community organizations can help people and communities across Washington recover and once again flourish.
ACT for Congo
Our partners are now focused on stabilizing lives after Mt. Nyiragongo erupted in Goma, DR Congo in May 2021. They provide resources for clean water, organize to avoid spreading preventable disease, trauma counseling, and community organization to help people transition out of the temporary camps and rebuild their lives. Examples of other directed programs include building a union for domestic workers in Goma and providing mentoring for women building small businesses.