Occupy Sandy: What You Can Do

cc-licensed photo “occupy sandy. 520 clinton avenue.” by flickr user bondidwhat

As we slowly recover from Hurricane Sandy, the need for volunteers has increased. If you are interested in volunteering time, food or other resources, there are many ways you can help.

Occupy Sandy Recovery
Several different organizations involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement have coordinated their efforts to help those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The InterOccupy Hub website contains helpful information and updates around efforts to distribute resources and volunteers to different areas throughout New York and New Jersey.

You can follow Occupy Sandy on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on volunteer opportunities, donation drop off locations, and current on the ground updates. You can also learn more about ways to help by following the #OccupySandy and #SandyVolunteer hashtags on Twitter, created to coordinate information around relief efforts by those involved. Occupy Sandy also created SandyAid, a public list of group accounts tweeting efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. Through these social media channels you can find many opportunities to get involved, from volunteering for neighborhood clean-ups to driving hot meals to families without electricity.

Donate!
If you can’t volunteer, you can still help those affected by Hurricane Sandy by donating greatly needed resources. Here are a few ways you can donate:

For additional ways to help those in need, see CUNY’s Hurricane Relief page. If you know of any other organizations or efforts around Hurricane Sandy recovery, please add them in the comments below or contact the community team at commons@gc.cuny.edu so we can add them to this page.

 

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