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Solidarity After Sandy

Occupy Wall Street

The morning after Hurricane Sandy 
hit the East Coast, leaving in its wake severe damage and more than 100 deaths, members of Occupy Wall Street hit the streets. Volunteers went out into New York City neighborhoods to distribute food and aid.

Solidarity After Sandy

Occupy steps up where traditional disaster relief fails.

By Eric Murphy
December 21, 2012
In These Times

The morning after Hurricane Sandy 
hit the East Coast, leaving in its wake severe damage and more than 100 deaths, members of Occupy Wall Street hit the streets. Volunteers went out into New York City neighborhoods to distribute food and aid.

The impromptu relief organization that resulted, dubbed Occupy Sandy, filled in the gaps left by FEMA, the Red Cross and official city “restoration centers,” none of which had a strong presence in the affected communities, according to reporting by The Nation’s Allison Kilkenny and others.

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