Occupy Reaches Needy Before Red Cross


    Occupy Wall Street, operating under the moniker Occupy Sandy, has been directly aiding the worst-hit areas in Brooklyn and Queens with supplies, shelter, and help cleaning out flooded areas since immediately after the storm. Occupy groups in Red Hook and Sunset Park were among the Brooklyn groups who were already very organized and active, and able to immediately start helping out and coordinating volunteers in Red Hook, Coney Island, and the Rockaways. Several news outlets have reported Occupy was faster to deliver direct aid than the Red Cross and other national organizations. Above, a photo of Occupy taking donations in Sunset Park. Incidentally, Occupy has set up a “wedding registry” on Amazon for anyone who wants to donate supplies.
    Occupy Sandy Comes to the Rockaways [New Yorker]
    Occupy Wall Street Preoccupied With Sandy Relief [Brooklyn Paper]
    Is Occupy Outperforming Red Cross in Relief? [Slate]
    Occupy Wedding Registry [Amazon]
    Photo by Ellen Weinstat via Occupy Sunset Park

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