Calling all free hands! As you may know, the Moana occupation site was torn to shreds due to high winds. Many supplies and volunteers are needed (see previous post here). Temperatures are dropping too, so please join Occupy Reno as we work on emergency projects all weekend. We need your help!
- Relocate tents to area protected from wind
- Site cleanup
- Organize wood pile and cover with tarp (25ft x 10ft)
- Create three designated tents for cardboard signs, food, and warm clothing
- Cover bare tents with tarps for extra protection
- Reinforce fence with sheets of plywood to block wind
- Establish Information Center
- Start a car battery bank
- Make signs and banners for occupation site
We’ll see you there!
Today was definitely an eventful day. Our thoughts are with all those who were evacuated from the Caughlin Fire zone, and especially with those who lost their homes.
Our occupation site is two blocks from the edge of the evacuation zone, and we’re incredibly grateful to the Fire Department and all those who fought the flames and kept us safe. Still, the high winds did some serious damage to our camp. Several tents were blown down, as well as our portajohn. Our water containers were destroyed.
In light of today’s events, tomorrow’s march is CANCELED. We’ll still have our march on Black Friday itself, November 25. Tomorrow, however, we’ll all gather at 240 W Moana to work on fixing up the camp.
Agenda for Saturday
10:00am: Meet at 240 W Moana for a general work day. We’ll be relocating tents, making new signs and banners, improving the infrastructure and doing general cleanup.
12:00pm: General Assembly at 240 W Moana. We’ve got some exciting and important things to discuss, please come take part in the conversation.
1:30pm: Representatives from Transition Reno will be on site to talk about how our organizations can work together. An important discussion for anyone interested in environmental issues and a post-petroleum society.
What to Bring on Saturday
- Work gloves
- Materials to make (weather-resistant) signs and banners
- Forklift or pallet jack, if you happen to have one available
What to Bring Every Day (Immediate Needs)
- Water in containers
- Signs and banners
- Durable waterproof outerwear
- Contractor bags
- Pop-up carports and other large structures
- Fire-resistant covering for our geodesic dome
Call for Overnight Occupants
Are you a night owl? Can you spare one night a week to help us watch over our camp? Some of our intrepid Occupants have been taking turns on the night shift, keeping the camp safe while everyone sleeps. Even if you can’t be here every day, volunteering for a night shift will make a huge difference. If you can be an overnight watchperson, come down to 240 Moana any time and talk to us about it.
– Jessica / Media team
Because of the tragic Caughlin fires, Occupy Reno will be holding an emergency GA tonight at 6:00pm. PLEASE ATTEND AND COME PREPARED TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING THREE IMMEDIATE ISSUES:
I. Possible cancellation of tomorrow’s march; weekend focus on emergency situation
II. How we can help the Caughlin fire victims
III. How to help the Occupy camp
Also, please remember to sign up for important Occupy Reno updates here: Occupy Reno Email Newsletter
Don’t forget to dress for the very cold and windy weather. See you there!