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    Heroes Emerge Amid Hurricane Sandy’s Wrath
    by Collette Caprara

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    Jersey shore still cleanin' up after Sandy...
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    Sandy and the Jersey Shore: The struggles of Ortley Beach
    29 November 2012 - Superstorm Sandy slammed into the US East Coast, flooding parts of New York City, incapacitating Long Island, and inundating the New Jersey coast. With the waters now long gone the BBC visited Ortley Beach, a Jersey Shore resort town, to find out how life has changed since Sandy hit.
     
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    Occupy Sandy Emerges As Relief Organization For 21st Century, Mastering Social Networks

    And Occupy Sandy, an off-shoot of Occupy Wall Street, has undoubtedly been a leader in spreading the word about local volunteer and donation efforts online, and thereby spurring real, tangible responses. Though certainly not a well-oiled machine by any means -- seamless organization is hardly expected, anyway, in a movement that sprang up so quickly -- the group's Twitter and Facebook accounts have posted up-to-date information about exactly what is needed and where. And while the Red Cross doesn't take donations of individual household items and certain bare necessities, these very same needs have become Occupy Sandy's primary focus.

    Sample Occupy Sandy Tweets: "Red Hook Initiative needs bowls and paper plates for food"; "Sunset Park Volunteer Hub needs Ham Radios and Operators or VHF Marine Radios"; "If you have a car or truck and want to help transport donated goods & volunteers, link in by texting '@osdrivers' to 23559."

    Occupy Sandy's #Medics hashtag on Twitter found doctors for their hubs in Brooklyn and Queens. Hot meals are being prepared every day and night, with volunteers setting up makeshift food kitchens in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Sunset Park. And the network has even set up a wedding registry, via Amazon, so anyone who wants to send blankets, flashlights, dry goods, mini-fridges, batteries and toiletries from anywhere in the United States or around the world can easily do so.


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    But there are people here that can see nothing but a divided America. This is still one nation, one that has a proud history of responding to disasters and aiding it's fellow Citizens.
     
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    Yep, and I think that's because they've been conditioned to look for the bad. You know...we all tend to see what we're looking for, don't we?
     

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