Occupy Sandy and Occupy Sandy NJ
The crisis isn’t over. The recovery effort is just getting started.
We still need volunteers to help in the areas affected by Sandy.
Occupy Sandy and Occupy Sandy NJ are coordinated relief efforts to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. These comprise a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, Recovers.org and InterOccupy.net.
If you would like Occupy Sandy to have a donation from your shirt purchase CLICK HERE.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy was surprisingly bad. Many people have lost everything. Houses were flooded, Houses were washed off their foundations. Cars were tossed around by the water. Of course there was no electricity. Many people didn't have water or gas either. Many still don't have all three. Then it got cold. Then flood water damaged houses developed mold. People need clean water, People need food. People need shelter. People need electricity. People need help to clean up.
Occupy Sandy connects people affected by the hurricane with the things they need to survive and to reclaim their homes and people who are willing to help.
Occupy Sandy needs volunteers. People can volunteer in different locations such as, Brooklyn (Red Hook, Downtown, Sunset Park, Rockaway, Coney Island and Williamsburg), Long Island, Staten Island, Manhattan (Lower East Side, and even unaffected areas) New Jersey (Princeton, North, South and Central Jersey and Coastal Jersey). Register as a volunteer!
They need MATERIEL: Such as Trays and lids for trays. Also Generators and clean-up materials:
Safety equipment & muck-out equipment: OSHA P100 FACEMASKS, waterproof boots, waterproof work-gloves, hazmat suits and/or heavy-duty overalls, tarps, waterproof plastic bins, pry-bars, garbage bags, headlamps/flashlights, and batteries. Construction equipment & personal appliances: Drywall, floorboards, lumber, joints, insulation, wiring, hot water heaters, refrigerators, dish-washers, gas or electric ranges/ovens, newer-model personal computers, electric wheelchairs, & generators. These can be donated directly to an Occupy Sandy distribution center - for locations CLICK HERE.
OCCUPY SANDY WEDDING REGISTRIES
The Occupy Sandy Wedding Registries are a way you can help donate supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy by sending them the exact items they most need! Coordinators who help provide aid on the ground post what they need to these registries. You buy items on Amazon to have them shipped to the various locations. To find out more CLICK HERE.
BUY A T-SHIRT, MAKE A DONATION
To donate DIRECTLY CLICK HERE. OR you can designate them as the recipient of the $5.00 per shirt donation*. You may purchase this or any of our t-shirt designs. To specify that Occupy Sandy receives the donation use the "Select Organization" pull-down menu on the t-shirts ordering page.
Occupy Sandy believes in mutual aid and the community that is formed through in-kind donations. In order to recognize that there is more than one form of capital, the money in this account will be invested in long-term disaster relief rebuilding projects and emergencies. All other needs will be filled through in-kind donations. The task of rebuilding communities is a marathon and not a sprint. We thank you for your donations and your support. (From the Occupy Sandy Website)
HURRICANE SANDY AND GLOBAL WARMING
There is very little doubt that a storm, the size and strength and that reached land so far north was influenced by global warming. The Bloomberg Business Weekly magazine cover the week after the event showed a picture of flooded New York City with the tile "It's Global Warming Stupid".
I was in Lower Manhattan for the storm, and although what I personally saw wasn't anything like the photos on this page, I saw what the consequences of unchecked climate change can and will do unless we ACT. This is what inspired my shirt design for Sandy.
T-Shirts for PEACE
*This project to help Occupy Sandy Recovery is NOT an official partnership with InterOccupy. However it is being done WITH their permission. Donations either directly or through t-shirt sales from this project will be gratefully accepted.
Copyright © T-ShirtsForPeace.org 2013.
T-Shirt Design Credits:
"We Saved the Domes" by Roxanne Sarraille. "Solitary Confinement" by Emily Dalmeyer and Jed Downhill. All others by Jed Downhill.