The FDL Membership's Occupy Supply fund has raised an incredible $120,000 - 100% of which has been committed to preparing occupations across the US for the cold winter months.
We've already spent $81,835.71 on union and American-made winter weather gear, like -40 degree socks, hats, scarves, base layers, generators, food, sleeping bags and a lot more. Our reporter Kevin Gosztola has brought the Occupy Supply fund to over 50 occupations across the country, meeting with protesters and purchasing the things they need with the help of FDL members, the Machinists union, and volunteers.
FDL Members have also organized a dedicated national supply chain of 'Occupy Liaisons,' working directly with the occupations to assess needs and then collaborating with the Supply Fund to quickly distribute cold weather gear to those who need it most.
Every day, more and more occupations ask for our help - but we need your support to continue to fulfill their requests through the winter and beyond.