Here in Logistics, we’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the wonderful donations we’ve received. From blankets to flashlights to an awesome Logistics sign, the community is really turning out to support us.
That being said, with winter quickly approaching, Winterization has become our primary concern for folks in camp as well as logistically (in terms of supplies and donations). A few of our team now sit on the Winterization Committee and are in the process of brainstorming ideas, going over blueprints of possible solutions, and working late to try and solve some of the coming obstacles.
We are in desperate need of certain supplies in order to winterize Boston’s Tent City. And we need these quickly! Our current list of most pressing needs:
- 0 degree sleeping bags
- Military style/surplus tents
- Hot Food
- Socks and Footware
- Greenhouse Materials: PVC, EMT, PPL
- EPS, extruded polystyrene
We are also actively looking for ideas on where to procure outside heat and searching for a large public assemble space outside of Dewey Square, preferably indoors!
In an effort to make donations more accessible to the wider community as well assist in the online ordering process for folks from far away, we now have a mailing address! We would greatly appreciate your continued support, and we would love to see some packages come our way.
PO Box 51162
Boston, MA 02205
In addition, in order to prepare for the coming cold, we are beginning an Adopt-A-Camper Program. We are asking folks who live in the community to step up and offer hot showers or even a warm place to sleep if possible on the very cold nights if needed. We’ll put you in contact with this camper, or two, or three or how ever many folks you’re willing to adopt! This way we can help make sure that all of the Occupiers are safe, warm, and have a respite from the cold this winter. In get involved in this program, or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org