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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 11:47 PM

 

'Occupy Sandy': People unite in wake of superstorm devastation

Occupy Rochester MN ‏@OccupyRMN

'Occupy Sandy': People unite in wake of superstorm devastation RT http://fb.me/21YOxylp1



http://rt.com/usa/news/ows-superstorm-sandy-volunteer-619/

The so called 99 percent have come together in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, with Occupy Wall Street using its grassroots strength to organize relief efforts and help those worst effected by the storm.

Some 750,000 New Yorkers are still without power and at least 18 have been killed, as large swaths of New York City remain under water. Starting in the Lower East side and moving through New York's five boroughs, OWS volunteers have teamed up with international environmental organization 350.org and people-powered disaster aid group recovers.org, to help bring together those in need with those wishing to aid the relief effort.

With social media as their beacon, the OWS is using the limitless organizational power of the web to make a real impact on the ground with the help of local churches and city agencies. Occupy asked those wishing to get involved to tweet using the hashtag #SandyVolunteer and for those who need help to tweet using the hashtag #SandyAid. They have also set up a Facebook page to help coordinate logistical efforts.

(More text and several pictures at the link.)

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Fire Walk With Me Oct 2012 OP
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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:02 AM

1. It does the heart good to see people pulling together at a time like this!

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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:12 AM

2. In my experience,

a lot of New Yorkers are pull together kind of people. Some say they're cold, but damn they come together when it's the most urgent like few other people I know. 'Love New York!

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