I might mention that Trinity Church (3 blocks from us). has free food available every day that is available to everyone, which includes the homeless, tourists, and regulars. Although I appreciate using our funds for a great cause, like feeding the homeless, it may not be the best use of our limited resources at the moment. Even though $6.000 may seem like a lot to us, it is not when we are talking about financing a sustainable movement. At the moment we need to be more focused on movement building and making sure we keep out eyes on the prize in supporting our effort to build a sustainable movement.
I fully advocate for including and supporting the homeless, but also think that it would be great if we could act as a resource for the homeless by creating a list of agencies and sources that they can turn to for support in the event that they are not comfortable joining "Occupy Wall St."
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:22 PM, grimwomyn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Micah White <email@example.com>
FYI, Lupe Fiasco also suggested the idea of feeding the homeless or donating food directly to the NYC food kitchen. Personally, I think this is smarter then making it known tday t you have so much money that you want to PAY people to come.
Have a feed the homeless day, instead.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
And we're sure that offering food to people that can;t afford isn't a better idea?
On 09/20/11, grimwomyn<email@example.com> wrote:
So this is the twitter status with the right character count:
Join us in #NYC? Tweet your reason 2 #iwilloccupy and the top 5 will get a FREE round-trip NYC & a sleeping bag upon arrival #takewallstreet
and is this really happening? I would love to start promoting it...
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 9:02 PM, Justin Wedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Also keep in mind all of our food is available to anyone who is at the camp, so people can always come here to eat.
I'm just worried about allocating so much money while we're still building our "fundraising capabilities", in parenthesis because i laugh at even calling this awesome crowd-sourced spontaneous mess that.
On Sep 20, 2011, at 8:58 PM, Yoni Golijov wrote:
Using the money to feed people who really need food is an excellent idea I think, I don't know how many of them are near wall st so it would require concentrated outreach work to soup kitchens and/or churchs where people normally go looking for food, / other thoughts?
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM, <email@example.com>
Are flyers really more important than feeding people?
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I recently posted a message suggesting that we try to feed the hungry, but no one seems to have commented on it. If we have $6000, I would like to suggest the idea one more time. I feel it would amount tom putting our money where our mouth is.
On 09/20/11, Doug Singsen<email@example.com> wrote:
Why not use the $6000 in food money for flyers? I believe Justin Wedes has access to the account.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Jon Good <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I was only able to crank out 100, which I left on the table by the front of the GA. I'll try and print more once my boss has gone home. Nobody else in my office is sympathetic to the occupation so I've got to be sneaky.