“Occupy” has moved from Wall Street to the donation bin.
The volunteer group Occupy Sandy has amassed a mountain of “wedding gifts” via the website Amazon to donate to victims of the storm that rocked the city and left thousand homeless.
Seven truckloads of donations made through the groups’s Amazon wedding registry were delivered to the Occupy Sandy hub in Clinton Hill on Monday, with enough goods to make any engaged couple jealous.
But that was just one day, and according to the group’s Twitter feed, Occupy Sandy has raised more than $650,000 in donations through the registry since the storm.
“The response is overwhelming,” said organizer Amy Weng. “Donations are being made by people all over the country.
The sanctuary of The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew was full of brand new sleeping bags, fleece blankets, diapers and electronics. Teams of volunteers were working in full swing to distribute the items to the most affected areas.
The rest of Janet Upadhye’s story can be read here.
The photo below is the sanctuary of St. Luke and St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, as it collects and distributes supplies to victims of Sandy, particularly those in housing projects where there is still no power which means no light and no heat.