Since the setup of the “
Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
” Facebook page (which has accrued over 2,000 “likes”) and the proliferation of the Twitter hashtag #SandyAid to spread information, on-the-ground work has begun. OWS has teamed up with environmental group 350.org (responsible for the Times Square “end climate silence” demo on Sunday) and disaster relief platform Recovers.org to coordinate efforts. They have established drop-off points throughout Brooklyn to collect items including clothes, candles, flashlights, batteries, water and food. The volunteers started in Manhattan’s blacked-out Lower East side and have been moving through New York’s five boroughs.
Occupy Sandy relief steps up - Salon.com