Sandy Update: FEMA Sending Trailers to Victims; Occupy Sandy Asking Amazon to Waive Shipping Fees for Occupy Sandy Registry Orders
Some good news out of FEMA last week concerning the assistance being given to victims of Hurricane Sandy: “FEMA chief Craig Fugate says his agency has several hundred temporary homes in its inventory and has started moving them toward the most heavily damaged areas in those states.”
Let’s hope these trailers don’t have formaldehyde in them.
Meanwhile, Occupy Sandy is petitioning Amazon to waive the shipping charges for goods and services ordered for Sandy’s victims via the Occupy Sandy registries (for NYC and NJ) on Amazon. Over $400,000 worth of supplies have been ordered via these registries, and more could be in the pipeline if shipping costs didn’t eat up so much money. And the New York Times has joined the Daily News as a formerly-adversarial reporter of Occupy activities that has been won over by Occupy’s swift and effective response to the Sandy aftermath.
More news as I learn it.
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