One month after Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg visited The Rockaways, to get a better understanding of what the communities there are facing.
Thousands of people are still without power, water, heat or any resources needed for survival.
He said to Occupy Sandy volunteers: "Thank you for everything you’ve done. You guys are great. We really do appreciate it, all kidding aside. You really are making a difference. Goodbye."
What's not shown in the video is that later, he ordered a shutdown of the Occupy Sandy hub at 489 Midland Avenue, in the heavily hit Midland Beach area. This is where relief efforts are carried out!
Here is Occupy Wall Street’s appeal for help:
We call on the city, service organizations and police to support these crucial hubs by maintain[ing] location and services to community, [through] offering tents, generators, and storage pods for supplies – or finding free, nearby, and feasible medium to long term spaces where hubs can operate.
—Come to 489 Midland Ave Staten Island, NY 10306 to stand in support
—Volunteers requested to help move the hub to 100% private property
—Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space and equipment
—Public Advocate’s office: (212) 669-7250 9am-5pm, EMAIL: GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
Occupy Sandy is a community-run network of support offering food, supplies, clothing, and human services. Its trademark is helping people the city or federal government has “under-served, neglected, or abandoned.”
Occupy Sandy has raised over $585,000 online, via a WePay account that is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice. You can donate here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/492531958
For more on Occupy Sandy see: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/
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