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Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Occupy Sandy’ Uses Wedding Registry For Storm Victims

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A volunteer sorts through donations at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)A sign pointing in the directions of "Donations" and "Volunteers" hangs in front of The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)Occupy Sandy volunteers hold their evening meeting inside The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew in Brooklyn on Tuesday. (@OccupySandy/Twitter)A view from inside The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)A child walks past donations stacked inside The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)An overhead view of the donations stacked inside The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)Volunteers sort through donations inside The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)A man brings water into The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (Photo provided by the church.)The sign outside Occupy Sandy's operation at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. (@joshua_eaton/Twitter)

The Occupy Wall Street movement of a year ago is back – as Occupy Sandy.

Activists have set up two main coordination centers at Brooklyn churches where donations are dropped off and volunteers are sent out to help residents repair damaged homes and businesses.

They’re also coordinating donations using an online gift registry commonly used for weddings.

One of the founders said she and two other friends created it Saturday night after volunteering and realizing that Occupy Sandy “knew what they needed” and could get it out to storm-ravaged communities, but needed a way to help donors give.

For more information about Occupy Sandy, visit interoccupy.net/occupysandy or their Facebook page. The group also tweets on-the-ground updates @OccupySandy.

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