May 27, 2013
Activist community the Houston Free Thinkers have been collecting supplies for those in need in anticipation of heading to Oklahoma on the morning of Thursday May 30th.
“As soon as we announced the effort, on May 21st, the community responded in droves”, activist and organizer Derrick Broze said. “We have been getting a great response from the Woodlands area, and also southeast Houston out towards Pearland.”
The Houston Free Thinkers have been collecting canned goods, clothing, and first aid supplies. The group is communicating with volunteers in Oklahoma to coordinate the best effort possible. The goal is to go directly to those affected by these tragedies and help them first hand. The effort will focus on Moore Oklahoma and other towns that have not received media coverage or help thus far.
Operation: OK Community Aid was inspired by the recent efforts of “Occupy Sandy”, and the Common Ground Collective, which gained national acclaim after organizing relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Common Ground Collective bypassed and outperformed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, leading a whole new generation to discover the principles of mutual aid and community, grassroots support.
The Houston Free Thinkers are currently collecting donations of supplies, as well as cash donations for fuel, and trailer rental. For more information check out the FB event page. Community efforts such as these are a great way to highlight the power of the community over reliance on the state.
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