Occupy Sandy: Onetime Protesters Excel in a New Cause

Occupy Sandy: Onetime Protesters Excel in a New Cause

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Hurricane relief Occupy Sandy-SoclaPants PhotoOccupy Wall Street has become a lauded and effective relief organization for victims of Sandy.

The social media savvy that helped Occupy protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year is proving a strength as members fan out across New York to deliver aid including hot meals, medicine and blankets.

There is a sense of camaraderie reminiscent of Zuccotti Park, as young people with scruffy beards and walkie-talkies sort the donations coming in by the truckload to their Brooklyn clearinghouse stocked with every household product imaginable, from canned soup and dog food to duvet covers.

You can volunteer with Occupy Sandy’s efforts by filling out a form here. If you want to donate goods and supplies to the movement, check Occupy Sandy’s news feed and Wedding Registry to determine what they need.

(WATCH the NBC video below, or READ the AP story in NBC New York)

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