The Story Continues, Make Your Voice Heard

Two years ago today, Hurricane Sandy’s force was felt in 24 states and 7 countries. Two years later, the story continues. Today, through Sandy Storyline, we have the opportunity to tell the story – our stories – ourselves. Whether you were a volunteer, an organizer, or a survivor, your voice matters. Historians are already writing about Sandy – even as … Continue reading

Seas of Resistance

One month ago, global leaders took their seats at the United Nations Climate Summit to discuss the future of our world – a future that affects us all. One month ago, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets for the People’s Climate March and Flood Wall Street, to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an … Continue reading

Sierra Club Memos on Flood Wall Street

Dear Livable-Climate Lovers, Below are Sierra Club internal memos on Flood Wall Street (FWS).  These are a stark reminder that, in this battle between corporations and the climate, green NPO’s are corporations.   (while recognizing the minority that do kick-ass work).   Here are 3 emails, the last which is a post-action mass email that flips on message and mentions FWS.   Share … Continue reading

Watch Katrina/Sandy Trailer

In partnership with New Orleans-based Land of Opportunity, Sandy Storyline is excited to offer a sneak peek of “Katrina/Sandy,” an interactive timeline that we’ll be sharing later this summer. “Katrina/Sandy” compares and contrasts stories from key moments in these devastating storms and the subsequent aftermath and recovery efforts. As large-scale disasters increasingly become our “new normal”, we hope this tool … Continue reading

Rebuilding Hope, Rebuilding Homes

In the eighteen months since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast and forced the entire region to rethink our way of life, people on the front lines of the recovery effort have been working tireless to rebuild and restore hope to the community. Eighteen months later, The Occupy Sandy network is still working tirelessly for a just recovery and a more resilient … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy CDBG-DR Amendment 5 Comments

Dear City: Occupy Sandy is a grassroots non-hierarchical community-led disaster relief network. We had numerous hubs throughout the affected areas that worked in solidarity with and were accountable to the neighborhoods we served.  We were often the source of information for FEMA, the City, OEM and the Red Cross about on-the-ground needs. We gave out $3.5 million in aid, directed … Continue reading

Support Incarcerated MI Cats — Dinner Friday!

Dedicated Staten Island Superstorm Sandy relief worker to be jailed for defense against Enbridge Pipeline construction in Michigan Staten Island relief workers and environmental activists rally Friday to support her 2/20/14 MIDLAND BEACH Media contact: Ilya Geller 646-474-4713 Staten Island Superstorm Sandy relief worker Lisa Leggio is one of the “Enbridge 3,” three women arrested during a peaceful protest against … Continue reading

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Express SOLIDARITY with Sandy Sufferers and Camp #Sandygate …. #NoRelief

Here’s how you can help the folks at Camp #SandyGate spread the word about Gov. Christie’s malfeasance in assisting those who are still struggling 15 months after Superstorm Sandy! Express SOLIDARITY with Sandy Sufferers and Camp #Sandygate. This is bigger than Sandy: Anyone impacted by natural disaster or environmental catastrophe should participate! Write an experience or grievance on paper. Hold … Continue reading

#OccupyChristie

Dear friends and supporters, In light of the recent disturbing disclosures concerning Governor Chris Christie’s flagrant misuse of federal Sandy aid money, the collective of storm survivors and their allies who organize under the Occupy Sandy New Jersey banner are hereby calling on residents of New Jersey to join us in Trenton in Occupying outside the Capitol starting this Saturday, … Continue reading

The Best Person To Tell Your Story Is You

Sandy Storyline is a project that developed after Hurricane Sandy with a simple idea: that the best person to tell your story is you. Over the last 14 months, you’ve told stories in order to reflect and remember. You’ve told stories of injustice. You’ve told stories about how things were before the storm and how you want them to be … Continue reading

Who Will Own The Rockaways?

The Rockaways will be rebuilt. The question is who will own them? The Rockaways was already one of the most neglected parts of New York City when Superstorm Sandy destroyed thousands of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage to the local economy. The devastating storm, which destroyed many businesses, left tens of thousands of New York and New … Continue reading

Wildfire in the Rockaways

Dear Occupy Sandy Supporter, My family has lived in the Rockaways for over 15 years. Our community lost so much during Superstorm Sandy.  Our homes, school and churches were destroyed.  Our friends and families lost their jobs and businesses.  Rebuilding is necessary, but traditionally the Rockaway Peninsula has been rebuilt without our say. I want to change this, which is … Continue reading

New York City: Not Like I Pictured

What happens when you add water to the most culturally diverse and densely populated city in the “richest” country in the world? It further divides into two. It’s been a year since Superstorm Sandy slammed into our shoreline and some areas haven’t changed since. While Wall Street and Battery Park were back in shape in no time, a walk down … Continue reading

1 Year After Sandy: Join Us

Via InterOccupy.net View Online | Forward to a friend Donate Volunteer 1 Year Anniversary OccupySandy.net Tomorrow, we will mark one year since Hurricane Sandy altered thousands of lives across New York and New Jersey. Many are still fighting to recover their homes, their communities, their careers, and their lives. Occupy Sandy's all-volunteer network has been there every step of the … Continue reading

Support our Ongoing Work

The Occupy Sandy community has changed the face of disaster relief. Our network of more than 50,000 volunteers provided over 300,000 meals, remediated over 1000 homes, and provided over a million dollars’ worth of donated supplies by working with our neighbors to provide mutual aid throughout the rebuilding process. Next week, we begin our second year. Some folks have returned … Continue reading