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January 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm #606268
This is taken from the Nickelsville Works Facebook page post by the Central Committee on wednesday
they don’t have a current need for
Pallets, split wood, treated (or) painted wood, no bricks
No clothes. No new donors of bread. (Our new bread policy is to keep only one 30 Gallon Can of Bread at a time.) We’ve got enough apples for a week or two also!
they do need..
Hammers, rope, nails, tarps large or giant, duct tape, sheets of plywood.
Please help us with filling our 5 Gallon Water Bottles and with Washing our Blankets. Please come to our second (and hopefully last) winter of 2013 Cleanup on January 26th and 27th.
Other useful materials are hand sanitizers/hygiene products, trash bags large 33 gal to 50 gal, work gloves, wheel barrows, shovels, rakes, and rollable carts.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, we need utilities. Support Occupy CEHKC next week as we plead to be recognized and get real utilities – electricity, water, sewage and police protection.
In the meantime, SUPPORT our Temporary Utilities: The Porta Potties, the Trash Dumpsters, the Cell Phone and Gas for the Generator.
I visited camp this week. they have made tremendous progress getting structures lifted out of possible flood waters..
but there are still too many tents that need to be lifted.
the city has delivered more concrete blocks and pallets… and i think they are having another work party this weekend.
drop in and give them a hand if you can.January 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm #783076
i triple posted this…
so you got a couple of my theoretical musings instead :)January 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm #783077
JoB (or maybe even Mike): I have a question that’s been running around my head for awhile — it’s a sincere question and not intended to open a can of worms.
Is there a “general fund” or a kitty that residents contribute to for say, utilities, propane etc… or are they totally reliant on the kindness of strangers and donations? I know most of them don’t have any available or extra funds (that’s why they are there after all), but there’s a lot of talk when the subject of Nickelsville comes up about how it’s a “community”, but I get the feeling it’s really every man/woman for themselves rather than all-for-one and one-for-all.January 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm #783078
you can contribute to Nickelsville.
they do umbrella under a 501c3 called Jam for Justice
however, you are unlikely to have any assurances as to how the money is spent.
One would assume that the surplus of goods that has arrived at Nickelsville in the past months would also indicate a major uptick in cash donations to Nickelsville.
i know i have received calls, emails and facebook messages from as far away as the East Coast asking about donations of all kinds and i am just a person who has befriended the camp..
but if that uptick in funds has eased the funding for essential services like the phone, porta-poties, gas for the generators and garbage i haven’t seen that reflected in their notices.
as for that which directly benefits residents…
they are totally reliant on the kindness of strangers for their drinking water and propane and medical supplies and …….January 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #783079
When I lived there, there was occasionally idle chatter among residents suggesting that those who have an income, could contribute to the Camp, much as happens in some shelters. But, it wouldn’t be a requirement. I don’t recall if it was ever formally brought up at a Camp, or Central Committee Meeting.
Also when I was there, there was a pretty decent sense of community, and helping each other out.
Of course, there were the exceptions, most frustratingly those that weren’t known to have any disabilities, that would just sit on their butts, while others, many of which had some level of disability, would help with Camp projects, and with helping to carry in water, and other donations, in some cases being likely detrimental to their health.
Dunno if there’s still a strong of a sense of that nowadays though.
MikeJanuary 19, 2013 at 2:26 am #783080
I’ve seen it Mike. Sometimes have to yell several times to get get help with my lunch stuff.
But you know, its sort of like that where I live too. Is it called human nature or what?January 19, 2013 at 2:53 am #783081
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