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Updates!

The relief effort is beginning the transition towards cleanup! Please notice our new requests on the donation list and keep in mind that we are still unable to accept clothing. 

  • cleaning supplies (bleach, sponges, mops, buckets, etc.)
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper 
  • size 5 diapers
  • flashlights
  • batteries 
  • first aid kits
  • glucometer strips
  • gas cans
Donations through our WePay are also greatly appreciated as we are using these funds to transport volunteers and supplies to NY/NJ. Thus far, we have been able to send more than 10 groups! 
If you are planning on buying large items, please consider donating through the Occupy Sandy online “wedding” registry, which is able to ship items directly to donation centers and facilitates getting these items to people ASAP. 


If you have any questions after reading through this site (we’ve tried to answer a lot of questions on here!) please feel free to contact us at sandyreliefboston@gmail.com 

We are absolutely amazed at your outpouring of support and love and we cannot express how grateful we are for every person who has reached out to us! Thank you so much!

Far Rockaway 11.12.12, a set on Flickr.
Check out pictures from our trip to Far Rockaway this weekend!
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Far Rockaway 11.12.12, a set on Flickr.

Check out pictures from our trip to Far Rockaway this weekend!

My office has a number of goods to donate! Are these drop off locations still accepting donations?? Thanks!

Hi, we are still accepting donations! We will be posted an updated list of what we’re looking for in the next hour, so please check out the most updated list! Also, please note that we are no longer accepting clothing as NY/NJ donation centers are flooded and no longer have a need. If you have clothing, we recommend that you take them to your nearest Goodwill, Boomerangs, or shelter so that they can still help those in our communities. If you have further questions, please contact us at sandyreliefboston@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!

Former Occupy Boston members help Hurricane Sandy victims

NECN wrote a short piece and filmed a video at Josh’s house. Check it out!

http://www.necn.com/11/12/12/Former-Occupy-Boston-members-help-Hurric/landing.html?blockID=800965&feedID=11106

Boston Phoenix: New England Storm Front: From Boston to New York, Occupy Sandy Endures

In the next few weeks, in addition to the medical assistance that Occupiers will continue to deliver across state lines, Boston area activists are planning to soon contribute time and labor to construction and rebuilding efforts. Until then, they’re dispatching cars and caravans with donated supplies including two generators that they sent down this weekend.”

Continue reading at The Phoenix.

If this is your first time visiting our site, please check out our donations/help page.

Pre-Occupy-ed with Sandy: Boston activists rally aid for NYC victims

Members of Occupy Boston began collecting blankets, flashlights, water and other supplies last week for struggling storm survivors in New York and New Jersey, joining a new effort dubbed Occupy Sandy.

“We just started coordinating and said, ‘Maybe we could get a car load to send down next week,’ and it grew from there,” said Charlotte Badler, 23, of Jamaica Plain.

Continue reading in the Boston Herald.

First time here? Check the post below for how you donation information and drop-off locations.

Donations & Drop-Offs (Updated 11/12/12, 12:45 PM)

Here’s an updated list of needed donations. Drop-off locations are listed at the bottom of this post! Feel free to contact us with any further questions at sandyreliefboston@gmail.com.

We are also encouraging people to donate through our WePay to help us transport supplies and volunteers:

https://www.wepay.com/donations/sandy-relief-boston

If you plan to buy new items to donate, please also consider donating through the Occupy Sandy online registry, which gets things there super fast:

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wedding/32TAA123PJR42

If you use the Occupy Sandy registry, some people are reporting receiving free shipping if they request it due to the charitable nature of the purchase. Try it!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY CLOTHING ITEMS (NOT EVEN JACKETS AND HATS) DUE TO YOUR AMAZING DONATIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY PUT US AT CAPACITY! Thank you for everything you’ve already donated!

New needs:

  • baby supplies
  • all diapers, particularly size 5
  • baby tylenol
  • baby wipes
  • rash cream
  • gas cans (so we can get in and out of NYC/donate gas for generators)

Ongoing Needs:

Items that are in bold are specifically in high demand!

The Basics: 

  • blankets
  • handwarmers
  • work gloves
  • masks rated at least N95
  • candles (in jars or contained)
  • flashlights (the bigger, the better)
  • batteries (C,D,AAA)
  • 1-gallon ziplock bags
  • cleaning hardware (particularly flat shovels, brooms, and mops)
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • white vinegar (cleaning grade is okay)
  • duct and scotch tape
  • toiletries (deodorant, tampons, soap, etc)
  • can openers
  • extension cords
  • power strips

Food & Edibles:

  • water
  • baby food, toddler food, and baby formula
  • gatorade/powerade/electrolyte packs
  • canned soup
  • canned veggies
  • rice
  • beans
  • bread
  • PB&J
  • ready-to-eat items (cereal, granola/protein bars, etc.)
  • food service items (foil pans, plates, sternos, plastic wear, etc.)
Toiletries
  • adult diapers
  • tampons and menstrual pads
  • diapers and other baby supplies
  • trash bags 
  • towels 
  • gloves (preferably latex-free) and masks

Medical:

  • first aid kits 
  • bandages
  • gauze
  • tweezers
  • tape 
  • pain relievers (ibuprofen, aspirin)
  • iodine
  • alcohol swabs

Please no clothes!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: (please check back often; we’ll add others ASAP)

  • 119 Amory Street #1, Cambridge MA (Inman Square; if nobody’s home please drop off donations at the back door, around the side of the house)
  • 28 Kittredge St, Roslindale, MA (5 min from Forest Hills) If no one’s home, NON-FOOD donations can be left on the front porch. If you have food items, please email cynthia.brennan720@gmail.com and I will contact you.
  • Email cdbadler@gmail.com for a drop-off location in Jamaica Plain, 5 minute walk from Green St. T stop. Can also pick up some stuff on my bike.
  • Nest Coop (occupying hearts) 116 School Street, Somerville (leave stuff on porch)
  • Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston (Leave for Occupy Sandy Relief, Attention: Laura)
Nov 9

UPDATE!

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY CLOTHING ITEMS (NOT EVEN JACKETS AND HATS) DUE TO YOUR AMAZING DONATIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY PUT US AT CAPACITY! Thank you for everything you’ve already donated!

New needs:

  • baby supplies
  • size 5 diapers
  • baby tylenol
  • baby wipes
  • rash cream
  • gas cans (so we can get in and out of NYC/donate gas for generators)

We are also encouraging people to donate through our WePay to help us transport supplies and volunteers:

https://www.wepay.com/donations/sandy-relief-boston

If you plan to buy new items to donate, please also consider donating through the Occupy Sandy online registry, which gets things there super fast:

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wedding/32TAA123PJR42

We cannot express how amazing you all have been throughout this process! Thank you so much for all your continued generosity and kindness. 

Nov 8
(c) Jenna Pope 2012
This is a picture of some of our volunteers who spent last weekend in Far Rockaway. We’ll be sending lots of supplies and volunteers down this weekend also. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

(c) Jenna Pope 2012

This is a picture of some of our volunteers who spent last weekend in Far Rockaway. We’ll be sending lots of supplies and volunteers down this weekend also. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

Nov 8
We just got word from Alexis from Occupy Sandy down in NYC that our generator is being put to good use! This is a picture of them moving the generator into St. Margaret Mary Church as the snowstorm was starting. It’s found a home on Staten Island and has already been useful! Alexis also said:

We’ll have more information for you tomorrow. This is going to be used in a new hub for us in Staten Island, so we can do more direct outreach there more effectively!

Please keep it up with all the amazing donations at our drop off spots & WePay! Thank you for all your generosity!

We just got word from Alexis from Occupy Sandy down in NYC that our generator is being put to good use! This is a picture of them moving the generator into St. Margaret Mary Church as the snowstorm was starting. It’s found a home on Staten Island and has already been useful! Alexis also said:

We’ll have more information for you tomorrow. This is going to be used in a new hub for us in Staten Island, so we can do more direct outreach there more effectively!

Please keep it up with all the amazing donations at our drop off spots & WePay! Thank you for all your generosity!