OccupySandy Network Assembly Meeting (11/20/2012)

NOTES: Next all-project meeting, as agreed at end of meeting: Tuesday, November 27, 7:30pm, Jacobi Church. This transcript is also available as a printable half-page booklet (print double-sided) and a printable full-page book. The minutes below were livescribed by @DiceyTroop during the meeting and then corrected as much as possible by @DiceyTroop and @TesselizaTC using audio from Patrick de Warren … Continue reading

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Report: Impact of Sandy on Immigrant Communities

News Release From Make the Road New York For Immediate Release Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Contact (English and Spanish): Sara Cullinane, (917) 676-3210, sara.cullinane@maketheroadny.org Make the Road New York Releases First-Ever Report on Devastation of Immigrant Communities in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy in front of Flooded Home of Immigrant Woman in Midland Beach STATEN ISLAND, NY – Make the … Continue reading

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Occupy Oakland To Occupy Sandy: You’re Awesome And We Love You!

On Sunday, 12/9/12, those of us at the General Assembly, although just short of a quorum, approved, by the unanimous consent of those present, the following statement of solidarity with Occupy Sandy. Not an official resolution of the General Assembly, it, and the accompanying video, represent the thoughts and emotions of those present.     The participants of the General … Continue reading

Sandy Support: Relief For Pregnant and New Moms

Mission In order to help expecting mothers or mothers of newborns who are currently displaced as a result of the hurricane regain confidence and peace of mind, and have a happy, healthy delivery, Birth Day Presence is organizing “Sandy Support: Relief for Pregnant Moms”. As birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and childbirth education specialists, Birth Day Presence staff and network friends … Continue reading

Free Energy Efficiency Program

New York State has given EmPower NY extra funding to expand its program to eligible homeowners who experienced flooding during Sandy. Empower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions for income-eligible New Yorkers Energy efficiency measures such as Insulation, draft reduction, and upgraded appliances and lighting—at no cost to you Peace of mind that comes with keeping more money in … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

The USDA has approved New York State’s proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City’s most devastated areas (please see the below and attached for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of seven days and HRA will begin the application process on December 12, 2012. Application Transportation Information Eligible Zip Codes (Living … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Neirs Tavern

The Hurt Project for a benefit performance for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Come out to help us support our neighbors who were so deeply affected by the recent superstorm, so we can help them rebuild! http://www.neirstavern.com December 14, 2012 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Neirs Tavern 87-48 78th St Queens,NY 11421 Cost: $20 suggested donation Contact: Neirs Tavern … Continue reading

NY Helps NY Variety Show Benefit Public Event

NY Helps NY Variety Show Benefit Public Event

Come out to help us support our neighbors who were so deeply affected by the recent superstorm, so we can help them rebuild! Performances on the main stage featuring Andrew J. Nemr – http://andrewnemr.com/ The Hurt Project – http://thehurtproject.com/ Goody Proctor – http://www.reverbnation.com/goodyproctor Julia Weldon – http://juliaweldon.com/ and more Story-telling in the Lounge with relief organizations represented to encourage dialogue … Continue reading

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Coping through tragedy: Haitian American Caucus Hosts Holiday Party to Promote Familial Support for Children Affected by Crisis

The Haitian American Caucus (HAC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a platform to empower Haitians and Haitian Americans in New York, is hosting a holiday party on Dec. 15 that’ll feature innovative ways to celebrate the holidays with your children during these hard times.

“The purpose of this party is to increase ways in which parents and caregivers can support their children’s emotional, physical and social development in a fun interactive way despite their crisis,” HAC said.

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Sandy Survivors Benefit Show (CF of Immortal Technique and More)

A Benefit Show to support Occupy Sandy relief work and infrastructure-building in areas that were hit by the Hurricane and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in our communities. Let’s RESTORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Surprise special guests… Drink specials 7-10pm! Suggested donation of $10. To donate to Occupy Sandy online, visit http://occupysandy.org/ ALSO: Starting next week, Bed-Stuy residents and allies join … Continue reading

Sat Dec 15: City-wide Action for Sandy Survivors

Stay Informed and Take Action From the start, Occupy Wall Street has always been a disaster recovery effort propelled by the power of the people to rebuild a better future. We, along with our many allies, have been dedicated to more than just addressing economic inequality. We believed, and continue to believe, that New York City can reverse its role … Continue reading

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Family to Family Program Helps Sandy Victims for the Holiday Season

Family to Family Program Helps Sandy Victims for the Holiday Season

This holiday, Queens Mamas.com is starting the Family to Family program. The program has one goal in mind: to bring one family together with another.
Local families from areas affected by Hurricane Sandy will be matched up with individuals and volunteer families in local NYC areas to work toward making this holiday season one of joy and remembrance for all. Affected families need only fill out their name and contact information in order to be matched with a volunteer who can help them with gifts, decorations, services, food, and any other specific needs. For volunteers, the only two qualifications for being a part of this program are a big heart, and an open schedule. Continue reading

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Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Sandy? StrikeDebt Report

This report is a preliminary and living document highlighting the economic effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. It examines how the use of loans as the main form of “aid” to disaster-impacted communities is not effective at addressing individual or community needs. Further, the use of loans may lead to disastrous longer-term economic consequences for the impacted communities. Continue reading

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Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store

Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store.

Thanks to the generosity of the Amalgamated Transit Union 726 who are loaning us the location it will be located at 3948 Amboy Road (the old Venizia’s Pork Store) in Great Kills.
We are finalizing the details and plan to have the store stocked and ready to open next Saturday.
We will need volunteers to staff the store. Please spread the word….

In the meantime toys can be dropped off at the
UPS Store (Pathmark Shopping Center)
150-L Greaves Lane # 312
Staten Island NY 10308

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Mayor Bloomberg Visits the Rockaways

Urgent Call to Action and Bloomberg’s Stealth Visit to an Occupy Sandy relief distribution hub in the Rockaways

New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, stepped out of a helicopter midday Thursday in St. Camillus’ parking lot, ironically an Occupy Sandy relief distribution hub in the Rockaways, Queens. The visit had been kept under wraps and not listed on his official schedule. Watch this video, read the statement and stay informed and pledge your support for the communities most affected by Sandy that are still in dire need! Continue reading

Action Alert: Support the Community Hub at 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island

The Mayor’s Office Threatens Imminent Eviction of 24/7 Community-run Hub Take Action! Stand in Support, Friday November 30, 1pm Come to 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306 to stand in support Volunteers requested to help move the hub to 100% private property Contact the Mayor Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space … Continue reading