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Occupy movement uses social media to mobilize storm aid

NEW YORK — The social media savvy that helped Occupy Wall Street protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year is proving to be a strength in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as members and organizers of the group fan out across New York to deliver aid including hot meals, medicine, and blankets.

They are the ones who took food and water to Glenn Nisall, a 53-year-old resident of Queens’ hard-hit and isolated Rockaway section, who lost power and lives alone, with no family nearby.

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