Occupy Sandy

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    NEW YORK – You might be surprised at what has become a lauded and effective relief organization for victims of Superstorm Sandy: Occupy Wall Street.

    Social media savvy helped Occupy protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year. Now that's helping them fan out across New York to deliver aid including medicines, blankets, food and water.

    They took food and water to 53-year-old Glenn Nisall in his devastated Queens neighborhood. He says "I'm one of the 99 percent."

    Occupy Sandy started at a Brooklyn church the day after the storm. Occupiers set up a base of operations there and then used social media to spread the word and get donations


    Read more: Occupy Sandy: Wall Street protest group finds new cause delivering aid to storm victims | Fox News




    After Sandy, Occupy Movement Re-Emerges as Relief Hub for Residents in Need



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    In addition to the National Guard and FEMA, one of the more active relief efforts in New York City has been a volunteer effort organized by alumni of Occupy Wall Street called Occupy Sandy Relief. Along with groups like 350.org and Recovers.org, Occupy activists quickly mobilized hundreds, and then thousands, of people to help affected areas of New York City. Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke speaks with Occupy organizer Catherine Yeager in the Rockaways about Occupy Wall Street’s transformation into Occupy Sandy Relief. [includes rush transcript]

    We Got This (Occupy Sandy) | NationofChange

    Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org, InterOccupy.net and many individual volunteers.

    Now while a bunch of bitter fat cats are laying peope off to show their displeasure with the fact that their fellow citizens re-elected President Obama, these kids are doing very important work in aiding their fellow citizens.

    But equally important, is the speed and effectiveness with which they organized this relief effort.
     
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    If those idiots are in charge of anything then all I can say is I'm even more sorry for the people of New York than I already was.
     
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    Victims of Hurricane Sandy should be provided as much help as possible as they are in need of it.
     
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    It's good they are doing something other than beating drums and dirtying up the streets. I applaud their efforts to help those in need.
     
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    Who do you think is doing all that looting? The shitters steal from one another, there's nothing stopping them from stealing from the victims.
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Well, they have plenty of time on their hands...none of them have held a full time job. You have got to be kidding with this crap. Are they sharing their food stamps and their other outfit of used clothing?
     

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