Occupy group plans weekend roadtrip to help those hurt by Sandy
November 23, 2012By Tom MacDonald
The Occupy movement is doing some volunteer work this Saturday (Nov 24). The goal is to help Jersey Shore areas hit by Superstorm Sandy.
Nate Kleinman is one of the organizers of Occupy Sandy New Jersey. He says volunteers in the group are trying to help out in number of different ways.
"Some places they will be helping families with house muck outs, house guttings, demolition, in other places they will be help packing and sorting donations that come in and delivering them to the local communities, in other places they will be canvassing door to door and assessing people's needs."
Kleinman says a goal of the day of service is to exemplify the values of the progressive movement.
"We're doing this because we can, because we have to help people," he said. "The Occupy movement believes in solidarity. We believe in mutual aid and we believe we can build stronger communities by practicing those everyday."
The group expects to have about 350 volunteers working up and down the Jersey Coast.