Earlier this afternoon, I took a drive down to K Street in NW Washington DC. I drove down with Jane Hamsher and Jon Walker in a car packed tight with provisions after Jane had decided to go around and start asking what everyone needed.
We delivered tarps to keep supplies dry, tables to hold books for the Occupy K Street library, and a large tent, pictured below. But when I was walking around, getting a tour of the Occupy K Street grounds, I was approached by a man named Calvin. At first I thought he was coming to yell at me for parking where I did, but I was only mistaken by his enthusiasm to get my attention.
Calvin was the one of the Cook’s helping out to feed all of the occupiers. He told me that he has been struggling for fours hours to get enough heat to cook all these eggs that were donated. They are receiving gracious food donations but have no means to cook it. They do have a propane grill, but can’t afford propane.
We want to help Calvin and #OccupyDC out by helping them purchase propane to cook with. If you’d like to help us, click here to chip in $10 to buy fuel for the propane grills at #OccupyDC.
We will be using the money we take in from our coverage fund to purchase propane and other supplies, so that is why were are asking people to donate there.
I took some pictures of the campgrounds when I was down there. The first photo is of half of the campsite. The artwork covering the entrance way to the tent was done by a local DC artist who wanted to contribute his talents.
You can see one of the inventory helpers carrying some of the supplies in the bottom photo.