NY1 has one of the most incredible and inspiring reports on the #OccupyWallStreet movement that I’ve seen. It’s about a large space – a former bank – donated by the United Federation of Teachers – that serves as the movement’s supply store room. It’s stocked with donations of food, medical supplies, clothing, and other essential items which are sustaining the occupation. The donations are coming in from all over the country and all over the world.
The donations coming in often include messages from the people sending them:
Occupiers said almost everything they receive is accompanied by a supportive note.
“Here are some cookies for the demonstrators. I’ll keep sending, as long as you keep protesting,” read Shan. “I’m a 69-year old retired journalist in Ohio who’s very much with you in spirit.”
One occupier told NY1 the notes they get with the supplies are like letters from the “frontline’s of America’s economic crisis.”
I’ve been at #OccupyWallStreet the last few days and had the privilege to see the inside of the storage space. The crew of volunteers who are organizing it and making it function are incredibly motivated by the donations they receive. What’s coming in is likely the lifeline which will allow the occupation to continue to into the cold New York winter.
If you want to send a donation of food, supplies, or anything else that you think the Occupiers will need to be sustained, you can mail donations to the Occupation. According to OccupyWallSt.org, the shipping address is:
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038
Money orders only please, cannot cash checks yet. Non-perishable goods only. We can accept packages of any size. We’re currently low on food.