Yesterday alone hurricane Sandy relief efforts organized and coordinated by the Occupy movement helped to get an estimated 20,000 hot meals out to New York City residents displaced, left without utilities or even their homes. Donations of cleaning supplies (large trash bags, bleach, mops, brooms), heavy-duty work gloves, batteries, flashlights, baby wipes, winter coats, hats, blankets, and warm socks are also being gathered and distributed. More support and materials are still needed.
We are not a charity giving handouts to those less fortunate than ourselves. We are neighbors acting neighborly in the spirit of solidarity. We believe that regular people – neighbors like us are the people who should and can best respond to the needs of our own communities and those in our area. Please come join us in mutual aid at the Occupy Sandy relief site in Clinton Hill: 520 Clinton Ave & Fulton St. at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew daily between 9am and 6pm. Volunteers with cars and/or medical experience are also needed. All types of contributions are greatly welcomed.