Here's an aspect of the aftermath of Hurricane/Storm Sandy which, typically and expectedly, has been roundly ignored/censoredby the US corporate weasel media. The reasons are pretty obvious - this presents Occupy members in a good light, which is blatantly against the corporate media's unwritten rule for reporting on Occupy. This was established as soon as people started camping out in city parks, and it was an incessant barrage about hygiene, designed to disenfranchise anyone who protested war profiteering, greed, $multi-trillion dollar corporate welfare, Wall Street parasitism, serial crime, indentured servitude and the rest of capitalism's failures and less-than-civilized aspects. However, slightly more rational media overseas (even the uber-conservative UK government propaganda outlet, "Auntie Beeb", aka the BBC) have been reporting on this. Quote below:
"Within 24 hours we had our first hub in Red Hook [Brooklyn] and a 40-person volunteer meeting, and after that it exploded exponentially." Supplies are delivered by mid-day, but new donations keep the church full. The group now has 50,000 volunteers on its mailing list and almost $500,000 in the bank.
Members participate in weekly conference calls with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) and other leading relief groups, and work with more established organisations to hone their skills. The Church of St Luke and St Matthew in Clinton Hill and the warehouse in Red Hook serve as distribution centres for volunteers and donated supplies. Volunteers rely on reports from the individual communities to determine needs, then send out those requests on Twitter and Facebook - for instance, asking for gluten-free or diabetic food, or requesting volunteer services of mechanics, construction workers, or medical professionals.
These people, >50,000 volunteers associated with OWS, are giving their time and effort to help the victims of the storm. How many Wall Street banksters have been putting in their own time to help, that is, when they're not scamming people out of their homes with fraudulent foreclosures etc. etc. etc., or brokering major drug deals etc? Doubtfully any.