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Forum Post: OccupySandy One Ups Red Cross?

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 5, 2012, 9:56 a.m. EST by shooz (18095)
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It would seem to be so!

"In Sunset Park, a predominantly Mexican and Chinese neighborhood in South Brooklyn, St. Jacobi’s Church was one of the go-to hubs for people who wanted to donate food, clothing, and warm blankets or volunteer help other New Yorkers who were still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday, Ethan Murphy, one of the people heading the kitchen operation, estimated they would prepare and send out 10,000 meals to people in need. Thousands and thousands of pounds of clothes were being sorted, labeled, and distributed, and valuable supplies like heaters and generators were being loaded up in cars to be taken out to the Rockaways, Staten Island and other places in need. However, this well-oiled operation wasn’t organized by the Red Cross, New York Cares, or some other well-established volunteer group. This massive effort was the handiwork of none other than Occupy Wall Street—the effort is known as Occupy Sandy."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/04/occupy_sandy_hurricane_relief_being_led_by_occupy_wall_street.html

http://www.alternet.org/occupy-wall-street/how-occupy-sandys-relief-machine-stepped-post-superstorm-void

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[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21287) 1 year ago

This is absolutely wonderful.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

Though once again, we are left to wonder where the MSM is at when it comes to reporting something so positive about OWS.

If there is anything in the New York Times, it is well buried.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

This is great. OccupySandy is very important and 'occupied americans' should take heart but the Red Cross do very good work all over the world so it is not a question of 'one up'. The weather is getting cold, with many thousands in need of emergency housing so where is 'our' government btw? And don't expect the MSM to report anything that questions the corporations or their ownership of our country!

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

I really wasn't trying to denigrate the Red Cross. I've just found over the months that lurid thread titles get better response............................:(

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

I get you, lol! You got my attention and I really appreciated that and your very good links. Thank you.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

At this point?

It's whatever keeps positive news in the forefront.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

OccupySandy is great but Operation 'OccupyAmerica' starts on Wednesday 7th!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21287) 1 year ago

So true. And, no one is reporting on the big lies of the President of the Red Cross when she said that the bridges to Staten Island were impossible to cross. Big lie, because I crossed them the day following the storm to help my brother. I sailed across. Liars.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Say it say it say it AGAIN. {:-])

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21287) 1 year ago

Go Occupy Wall Street!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

RIGHT-ON

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

Wow, Tremendous. Grassroots community building.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

BTW - tweeted. Gotta keep good stuff in circulation to a wider audience.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

We should also try and keep this kind of positive OWS news bubbling near the top..................................:)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Absolutely. These comments and posts also show-up on google search.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Right-ON Occupy Keep-on Keeping-ON

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

Nice to see something around here without a hint of political bent, isn't it?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Edit: Goodmorning shooz

You bet - can't wait for Nov 7 - it is so awesome to see Occupy involved with helping the community/society like this.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

Nice to see OWS organically organize and react as quickly and more efficiently than highly organized entities like Red Cross.....:)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - the Red Cross has got logistical problems don't they? They seem to be doing worse the bigger that they get.

It was nice to see the article on Occupy activity on the Care2 petition site.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

At times like this, I wonder where all those corporate food producers are?

All those people could be easily fed, but it would cut into WallStreet quarterly reports.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

There ya go. Think it would make a difference if they could speculate on relief efforts??? OMG - did I actually say that? Scuse Me - I am gonna be sick.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

Try and keep in mind that the population of the Eastern seaboard contributed handsomely to their profits for many, many years, and in most cases those profits wouldn't exist without them.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34825) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

They got smacked awfully hard by the storm - but now when you consider Global warming climate change - it would be good to see recovery efforts fully address the needs of rising sea level and the upkick in major storms.

[-] -1 points by shooz (18095) 1 year ago

A bump for the evening.