The Berkshire Mutual Aid board has been in operation at the online news magazine, The Greylock Glass, for approximately two years. During the early days of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, moving most of the operations of Berkshire Mutual Aid to a home of its own seemed to make sense.
Much more information will be coming soon, but for now, a good description of what Mutual Aid is all about is provided by Wikipeida:
Typically, mutual-aid groups will be free to join and participate in, and all activities will be voluntary. They are often structured as non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, non-profit organizations, with members controlling all resources and no external financial or professional support.
They are member-led and member-organized. They are egalitarian in nature and designed to support participatory democracy, equality of member status and power shared leadership and cooperative decision-making. Members’ external societal status is considered irrelevant inside the group: status in the group is conferred by participation.Wikipedia