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Donate Items Locally This Week to Directly Aid Sandy Victims

Local citizens have teamed up to coordinate a people-powered relief effort for New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Donate items locally this week for Saturday delivery.

 

Help us Fill a Caravan of Vans by this Saturday, Nov. 17!

Bring items to one of our 3 locations this week.  

Local Citizens Assisting Occupy Sandy Efforts   

In the aftermath of the worst climate change disaster in New York City history, organizers from Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up to coordinate a people-powered relief effort for New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods. We have set up 3 hubs for supplies in the Danbury Area.

Last week we delivered 2 vans, and we going again this coming Saturday. We are collecting items all week at the following locations:

DANBURY


A Common Ground, located at 33 Crosby Street in Danbury, Connecticut
Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm,   10am-12pm This Saturday!

Chamomille Natural Foods located at 58 Newtown Road
Monday- Friday  9:30am-6:30pm 

BETHEL


Molten Java, located at 213 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, at any time during regular hours.

Current 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     

 

“There is only one force more powerful than a storm like this, and that’s the power of people coming together to help their communities,” said Lopi LaRoe, artist and Occupy organizer. ”We’ve been able to put together an amazing network of people in a short time who are providing the help our neighbors need, and building stronger, more resilient communities in the process through mutual aid. Thanks to climate change, this storm is unfortunately only the beginning of an increasing trend of natural disasters hitting large urban areas. We hope that we can provide a blueprint for how to generate a rapid response in the face of such emergencies. All power to the people.”  

OCCUPY SANDY RELIEF  

Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources and volunteers to neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people and 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 and interoccupy.net.

We will coordinate and accept new collection hubs. If you would like to get involved locally email occupydanbury@yahoo.com

We welcome more vans and supply hubs. Video   http://vimeo.com/53155081

If you are not following the amazing story of Occupy Sandy, here are a couple articles for background.  http://wagingnonviolence.org/2012/11/occupy-sandy-from-relief-to-resistance/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/nyregion/where-fema-fell-short-occupy-sandy-was-there.html?pagewanted=all

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Leslie Yager November 14, 2012 at 05:56 PM
great project! compelling photo!
David Propper November 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Add handwarmers to the list. Milford appreciated them.

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