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Occupy Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is partially the effects of greenhouse gases and mass pollution of the earth. To add to the bad news, the hurricane itself can cause mass damage such as rising sea levels, erosion, and waste from debris. It is important to have scientists working in these areas to help. Just as equally important are the cleanup efforts like ‘Occupy Sandy‘.

Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are 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, InterOccupy.net and many individual volunteers.

While it is important to volunteer for these efforts if you live in the surrounding areas it is also just as equally important to donate items if you have the means to. Currently, there is a list of items that are needed. Current Needs are as follows: blankets, flashlights, AAA batteries, gallon Ziplock bags, brooms, flat shovels, mops, masks, gloves, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, any sort of baby or toddler food, formula, duct and scotch tape, toiletries’ (deodorant’s, tampons, soap, etc.) and can openers.

Donations can help people get back to their normal lives more swiftly. The quicker these people get help the more people that can help cleanup Hurricane Sandy appropriately. Crumbling structures need to be correctly removed and recycled.

Officials across the tri-state area said they had deployed extra crews and private contractors working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, hauling tens of thousands of tons of downed trees, soaked mattresses and ruined furniture to landfills and other waste-processing facilities. At least one Long Island town is delaying debris pick up until inspectors can verify it’s not toxic.

It is very important for these clean up efforts to be done correctly or we are just working towards more destruction.

 

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