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Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Occupy Sandy’ Uses Wedding Registry For Storm Victims

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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  • Suzanne Cooper

    Thank you so much for this great story in a time when many feel helpless watching people in need!

  • siddharth

    Really a nice thing it is…I appreciate this. 
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