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Two marathoners from Canada were the first volunteers to show up to begin sorting through the donations that had taken over half of our office.  That was the beginning of the over 300 people who came to our doors today to donate and to volunteer.  Over 100 people called the office today and we were able to send 15 cars to Far Rockaway, Gowanus, Coney Island, Red Hook, LES, Staten Island, and Sunset Park.  
 
The supplies that are still needed urgently now are:
- blankets
- cleaning supplies and materials
- workman gloves
WOW!  MANY THANKS to all the individuals who dropped off food, canvassed, brought supplies and worked with us all day to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  Over 500 residents from Chinatown and the Lower East Side came to our office to get their phones charged, to get food and supplies, and most importantly to get INFORMATION.  
 
This is the state of where things are at:

 

In March of this year, I proposed to several comrades within the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and several other radical Black formations that we take some initiative to develop a grassroots platform and national organizing process to develop a Black Agenda. For many reasons, chief amongst them my lack of capacity to initiate and sustain the initiative as envisioned, this small effort did not come together. That it, or something akin to it, needs to, I think goes without question given the living conditions of the vast majority of our people.

 

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