We raised nearly $16,000 in 2 days to bring warmth and comfort to people affected in the tristate area. That support has enabled us to put together big packages for the survivors and have them delivered by community aid groups like Occupy Sandy, and give people the comforting knowledge that their money is being used to actually keep someone warm rather than to pay for the various overhead and operating costs associated with groups like the Red Cross who, despite admirable efforts, have been roundly criticized as coming up short once again in providing necessary assistance to these people.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 21, 2012 9:50 am|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday February 28, 2012 12:40 pm|
The Firedoglake Memberhsip program is vitally important to sustain Firedoglake’s progressive reporting, analysis and community activism. And it’s helping us explore the intersection of online and traditional activism more and more. Occupy Supply is a prime example. Without the support of our over 1,400 members, Occupy Supply would have been nothing but a fantasy, and from what we’ve seen, the over 70 Occupy groups we have supported would have been on their own for the winter.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 29, 2011 2:55 pm|
We took delivery on our first shipment of heavyweight duck blanket lined jackets, made by UFCW local 1541 workers. The boxes piled high in the photo give an indication of what the rest of my house looks like at the moment.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 17, 2011 12:45 pm|
If I’ve been a bit AWOL from the front page lately, it’s because everyone at the FDL Membership Program has been workingnon-stop to secure OccupySupply goods and training members to be liaisons to distribute them. Glenn Greenwald has a great piece up on OccupySupply this morning, featuring Ryan Cook in his OccupySupply shack (with great photos by Jon Walker).