Originally posted on An Outsider's Guide to Occupy:
“Sandy’s occupying Wall Street now,” is a comment I noticed on Facebook the other day. Maybe there is some truth to that statment, amidst the dark humor, but there are also goodhearted people of Occupy Wall Street still making a presence and putting forth effort to aid victims of the hurricane. This mission, called Occupy Sandy Relief, is composed of members of Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org and interoccupy.net and is dedicated to neighborhood resource distribution and aid implementation for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
So far, the coalition has established a social media presence, a mobile update system and collected and distributed supplies to various areas of New York City, with distribution and collection hubs in many neighborhoods. Occupy Sandy still needs blankets, candles, flashlights, lights, water, food, batteries, diapers and wipes, gloves and masks, rubber boots, shovels, cleaning supplies and bleach, trash bags, serving dishes and utensils, heaters and winter clothing, not to mention volunteers.