Occupy Sandy Uses Ingenuity To Bring Relief

Occupy Sandy at Firehouse
Occupy Sandy at Firehouse (Photo credit: SpecialKRB)

When Sandy struck the New York metro area, hundreds of volunteers (including my daughter), who honed their organizing skills last year in Occupy Wall Street, sprang into action as Occupy Sandy. Within a week or two, the Red Cross was coming to them for help. (Really.) The grassroots group solved one huge logistical problem – matching donated goods to households in need of them – by elevating Amazon’s Wedding Registry to a higher purpose.