As of January of 2015, 6,130 individuals were and or still are experiencing homelessness in the seven county Metro Denver area. Of those counted, 37% were women and 49% of "households" were families with children.
Operation Safewinter is starting to grow massivly, we cant belive the amount of support you all have shown for those in need, as March starts to wind down we will be transisitiong into #OpRight2Rest, #OpRight2Rest will continue with the efforts made during OpSafeWinter, Everything from the community feed to collecting donations, as some of you may know #OpRight2Rest focuses on the Denver Urban Camping Ban and looking for solutions to overturn the ban, with alot more pressure being applied.
March is the snowiest month on record for Colorado, As we prepare for this months storms, we would like to ensure we have the right donations for those who might be in need, after sorting out an overwhelming amount of donations received in the past two Ops, We have took note we are in need of more, Hats, Gloves, Socks, Long sleeves, and Sweatpants and scarfs.
Please bring any donations you may have to 1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202 Between 5-7PM March 18th 2016
Occupy Denver will be serving a warm dinner while Anonymous and others hand out items for the homeless, anything you might think come in handy for anybody in need for after the event such as canned food, granola bars, bottled water, etc please feel free to bring them.
Blankets, Pillows, Hats, Gloves, Socks (Thermal & Wool) , Sweatpants, Hand Warmers, Shirts (Long Sleeve), Coats, Boots, Shoes, Scarfs,
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Floss, Deodorant, Shaving Needs, Soap, Shampoo, Lotion, etc.
Please if you have any extra backpacks and or duffle bags you would like to donate, it would come in handy for many who have multiple things to carry around with them literally everywhere they go.
Hand Warmers, Sleeping Bags, Pants, Shirts (Lngslv), Long Johns n such (thermal unders), BUS FAIR N TOKENS, Bottled Water, Flashlights, Feminine Hygiene Products,
(Online Donations Extended)
If you cant make it, Donations made online will go toward care packages consisting of different items such as, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shaving Needs, Soap, Shampoo and other types of toiletries. If you would like to donate towards the care packages please do so by using the following link to our Fundly Page @ https://fundly.com/opsafewinter-denver
If you have any questions about where to direct your donations and or concerns don't hesitate to contact us directly by sending us a message on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/SafeWinter.Colorado/
Operation Safe Winter is an AnonOp that everybody can participate in with or without a mask, whether you are an online hacker or not. If you have any extra blankets, or old winter coats, boots, gloves, socks, scarfs, sweat pants, or sweaters/hoodies that you don’t use anymore or have outgrown and been needing to get rid of, it costs you nothing to give these items away to someone who needs it most this harsh winter season rather than it going to waste in your closet.
#OpSafeWinter is about giving back and restoring faith in humanity. Go the extra mile and even give them a cup of hot soup or a warm meal. Make some one else’s life easier this year with your kindness and generosity.
Feel free to share any and all ideas toward efforts to grow and expand the ability of this #OpSafeWinter #Denver #EndTheUrbanCampingBan
And to the Denver City Officials:
Our request to stop the ban on urban camping has gone unheeded. No effort has been made to provide temporary “open-space” like Seattle has done. Your confiscation and destruction of the belongings and survival gear of the homeless is inhumane and criminal. We watched in dismay as your police removed people from their tents and shelters during a snow storm. We will not ever forget that image.
Therefore, consider yourself warned. You will immediately place a moratorium on enforcement of the camping ban. You will in good faith return the possessions confiscated to their owners. You will provide an open space to set up a temporary camp while a permanent solution is found.
We have had months to prepare our legion for the upcoming efforts in Denver. We would prefer to negotiate and work peacefully toward a solution. Your failure to work in good faith with local activists will bring the formidable power of Anonymous to bear on your city.
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