PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A progressive website has set up a union-made supply chain to provide Occupy Wall Street and other locations with warm clothes for the winter. In Philadelphia, the winterizing effort is just beginning.
About 300 tents are set up on the west side of City Hall for Occupy Philadelphia. Alan Ford, one of the residents, says the group is accepting donations of warm weather wear for the Occupy group.
“Warm clothes, wool socks, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, wool blankets — all of those things can be brought to “Comfort” as donations and will really help this community.”
Comfort is the tent which supplies the community with blankets and other items. Ford says there is also a discussion underway to build a structure which would conform to city code and provide a shelter which would be warmer than a tent. He says cold weather tends to drive a lot of people away from the Occupy movement, at least in the short term.
Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio 1060