MELT away hate.
MELT away misogyny. MELT away racism. MELT away xenophobia.
MELT away bigotry. MELT away discrimination.
MELT away fear.
Make this a place for everyone to safely co-exist.
Welcome to the new American melting pot!
M.E.L.T. with a Wall … of Food
The list of populations in need of compassion and support is growing: U.S. government employees are now among them. Thanks to the inability to find common ground that allows the Government Shutdown to end, 800,000 workers have been out of work for over a month and will possibly be missing their second paycheck. Many employees of the government live paycheck to paycheck and are struggling to meet their basic needs. They have been unable to pay their housing and transportation bills, buy necessary medications, or adequately feed their families.
Many of my social justice friends have been asking what they can do to help during this political standoff. The obvious answer is to call our senators and congress people and tell them we want the government re-opened NOW. The other very simple thing we can all do is donate to our local food shelves that are experiencing increased demand as a result of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
I would like to see all of my socially-conscious peers help construct a wall of food donations that surpasses the size of President Trump’s desired border wall. Let’s help Make Every Life Thrive by feeding the Americans who help our country function for all of us.
Here’s a list of websites for food shelves in southern Minnesota where you can make a donation:
Community Action Center
Echo Food Shelf
Channel One Food Shelf
The Peace Center
Lonsdale Area Food Shelf
The Open Door
Second Harvest Heartland
The Food Group
And don’t forget the pets of our government workers. They need to eat, too.
People and Pets Together
DIVE IN. MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT A MELT EVENT.
MELT has plans to organize many events that directly impact society, and to show up in support of important social causes as they arise. This website will be updated frequently with upcoming events. If you would like to participate, but are unable to attend, please consider organizing your own event to help stir the melting pot of equality.
Thank you to all who plan to participate in MELT events or contribute in any capacity. We cannot make progress in improving American society without you. Please encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers to participate in promoting equality and anti-discrimination on every level, as well.
A pandemic is a good time to read---and help people in need. During the month of April, all profits from When Life Was Still book sales will go to www.FeedingAmerica.org.
WHAT IS MELT?
MELT is a humanitarian organization founded in Minnesota in 2016. It evolved in reaction to the countrywide increase in aggression toward minorities of all kinds. It is the mission of MELT to answer hateful rhetoric and violent behavior with a narrative and actions that promote well-being, inclusiveness, and equality.
MELT will help make every life thrive in America by acknowledging social issues, inspiring change, and taking creative steps toward making a lasting difference in people's lives.
MELT plans to spread its positive message and promote mutual respect through meetings, marches, PSAs, documentaries, literature, social media, and members' mouths. Together, we will find and create opportunities for peaceful interaction in American society.
To become a MELT member, simply stand up and speak out for humanity at every opportunity.