With the assistance of the Occupy Supply Fund and the Harrisburg Society of Friends [Quakers], Occupy Harrisburg continues to make a stand for social and economic justice right where it all began on October 15, 2011: at the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Occupy Harrisburg has been through a great deal in the past 100 days, and this entry will sum up the major actions and activities, which I meant to post well before now.
First, all of us at Occupy Harrisburg want to extend a huge THANK YOU! to Jane Hamsher, Steve C. and the Occupy Supply Fund for the incredible generosity shown to us. The donations have been overwhelming and have helped us persevere in the toughest weather conditions. Recently, Occupy Harrisburg received a second round of donations including full-body, cold-weather suits. These went to our stalwarts at the steps and were graciously received. Be assured that they have been put to good, and continuous, use since their arrival. We cannot express the deep sense of gratitude to all of the donors at the Occupy Supply Fund for their continuing support these past several weeks. Thank you, again!!
Second, Occupy Harrisburg owes a deep debt of gratitude to The Society of Friends, those are the wonderful people some of you may know as Quakers. “The Friends” would no doubt be embarrassed by this outpouring of thankfulness, as they are people who do their work quietly, without fanfare, and who seek only to provide good in the world. Still, I must thank them publicly, because they have provided us shelter for our General Assemblies (inside their Meeting House), have provided us with a kitchen and storage area (again, at their Meeting House) and have, in effect, joined our cause and our community. We cannot thank them enough either. Thank you so much!! [cont’d.]