Consider this a public service announcement: Check out the excellent (and unheralded by the national media) response to Sandy by the InterOccupy network:

If you don’t like the Red Cross for whatever reason, or would like to donate to a group besides the Red Cross, you can donate to these folks, who are on the ground and know the area. You may have already seen the pictures going around of the Time’s Up! crew using their bike generators to charge people’s cell phones and even run drainage pumps to clean out basements.

@OccupySandy is their Twitter handle. To get regular updates by text message, please text “occupysandy” to 23559. Contact them at

Hat tip to Siun, who tipped me off to this.

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