Urgent: Winter Donation Needs
Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow.
Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.
According to an “urgent” alert on their website, OWS is looking for a number of other donations, including waterproof boots, gloves, hats, hand and foot warmers and disposable foot covers among other things. The site says the protesters “are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).”
The site says they also need cots to get protesters off the ground, adding that they don’t have any and “could really use these.”
Reportedly, some have been even getting winter weather survival tips from the homeless.