Count this as your feelgood Thanksgiving weekend news (and an antidote to items like this and this).
Occupy Sandy, the hurricane relief effort coordinated by former Occupiers, served over 10,000 meals to New Yorkers whose homes were damaged or destroyed in last month's hurricane.
One volunteer interviewed by the LA Times said that he was "almost too busy to talk" during the food drive and was "carving a turkey as we speak."
Occupy's post-Sandy relief work has drawn praise for its success in channeling the fundraising and volunteer efforts of ordinary New Yorkers. The group has set up "hubs" in NYC churches and school buildings to distribute food and clothing to victims of the hurricane. It now has a mailing list of 50,000+ volunteers, and has collected over $500,000 in donations.
Volunteers have set up a Facebook page and a WePay account to receive contributions, and organizers join weekly conference calls to coordinate with FEMA and other relief groups.
Via the LA Times and the BBC.