LA CAN is building a bottom-up grassroots network for Handwashing. We rely on our friends and supporters to make DIY handwashing stations. We place these handwashing stations with street community leaders. We call on their housed neighbors to back them up, let them take water to refill the stations and keep supplies like liquid soap and sanitizer. Our community members will be staying #SaferAtHome, but their home is right there on the street, where they can maintain the stations, explain how they work, share knowledge about safe practices in the face of #covid19, and generally support their community.
On April 1st, we sent an Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti, offering our help in deploying and services much needed handwashing stations in Skid Row.
On April 1st, Judge David O. Carter, “ORDERED a status report by Defendants City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles to address the timeline for the installation of fifty additional toilets and fifty additional sanitation stations in the Skid Row area.”
How you can help:
- Build a DIY handwashing station and drop it off at LA CAN ( 838 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021). We will place it in Skid Row where it can best serve residents
- Drop off (or ship) supplies to LA CAN. We need parts to build more DIY handwashing stations, and supplies to keep them working, like liquid soap and paper towels.
- Donate to LACAN to support our handwashing campaign. Follow our social media to see how your donations are making a difference.
- Report the status of Handwashing Stations so we can update our map. Send us your field reports at firstname.lastname@example.org (note the address, the status, and if possible attach a photo or video).
LACAN’s Handwashing Stations Map:
Our map is built on top of the geocoded data LAHSA has released. Unlike the LAHSA map however, we can update ours: we add community-provided handwashing stations, and include status reports and information about the station in the pop-up window you will see when you click on the markers.