Occupy Portland - Donations

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We will need the help of the community to support Occupy Portland. Anything you can offer, large and small is appreciated. To drop off any donated items, see the contact information below.

Here are some things marchers and occupiers will need:

Food and Drinks

The Food Committee is organizing meals and beverages. If you can donate food and drinks, please email opdx99foodteam AT gmail DOT com. You can also sign up on the Food Schedule (http://doodle.com/dwnhty9gffu9pevu#cmt12048484) for food you can donate and prepare off-site.

Join the Food Team discussion

Wish list, we need food that can be cooked for the masses:

  • Vegetarian and vegan easy meals and snacks.
  • Hotel Pans/lids
  • serving utensils
  • non-latex gloves
  • tomato sauce
  • pasta
  • granola bars/snacks
  • tortillas
  • beans
  • Coffee -- lots of it!
  • potable water
  • 55 gallon food-grade barrels for storage
  • Igloo water coolers for Hydration Stations

Medical Supplies

The Medical Support Committee coordinator is Mick and can be reached at Voodude41 AT msn DOT com. The committee appreciates all donations in the form of medical supplies, and all assistance offered.

Anyone wishing to offer their medical expertise to the cause, is asked to meet @ 11am, just to the south of the fountains @ Guv Tom McCall Park (near the Burnside Bridge), on Oct. 6th. Medical donations can be left with the committee prior to the rally (12pm) and march (2:30pm).

Wish list of medical supplies:

  • (for tear gas) an eye flush in a bottle with a squirt cap using a solution of half liquid antacid and half water. This only applies to aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide based antacids such as Maalox (plain or mint). this also works as a mouth rinse for tear gas, but spit it out!
  • A large squirt bottle of water! important to stay hydrated and water will help wash off chemical burn from tear gas.
  • Rescue Remedy tincture (or something similar--1:1 skullcap/lavender tincture, for example)
  • Flowers of borage tincture, to recover emotional strength.
  • Triangle bandages
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Gauze - sterile 4x4's
  • Band-Aids (S, M, L, knuckle, etc.)
  • Antiseptic wash (like witch hazel or iodine)
  • Paper tape
  • Arnica (for bruises)
  • Emergen-C powder or other re-hydration drink mix
  • Paper bag (for hyperventilation)
  • Sun screen (alcohol based)
  • Energy bars
  • Bandana (in a ziplock, soaked in apple cider vinegar)
  • Safety pin or 2
  • Ace bandage
  • Cake icing tube or sugar packets (diabetic emergencies)
  • Benadryl
  • Calendula/st. john's wort/arnica topical salve
  • Apis (homeopathic for bee stings & allergy)
  • Epi-pen (epinephrine, for anaphylaxis)
  • Tampons (for nose bleeds)
  • Menstrual pads, if needed. Avoid using tampons for this* if you're arrested you may not have a chance to change it (tampons left in more than six hours increase your risk of developing toxic shock syndrome)
  • Topical antibiotic ointment
  • Space blanket
  • Clean t-shirt sealed in a bag
  • Extra plastic bags
  • Bandage scissors
  • Tongue depressors (for splinting fingers)
  • Flash light
  • Mole skin
  • Matches
  • Goggles
  • Ice pack(s)/heat pack(s)
  • CPR face shield
  • Cloth sling
  • Eriogonum cinnamon tincture (to help stop bleeding)
  • Charcoal tablets (for GI upset & topically for inflammation, stings)
  • Tea bags of Smooth Move tea, or some sort of senna based tea
  • Chamomile tea bags, for eye infection or irritation
  • Epsom and/or Sea Salt – a sandwich bag full.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 1 ounce (lavendula oficionalis, preferably)
  • gauze sponges or clean rags
  • aspirin
  • ibuprofen

Additionally, we are in need of:

  • Water for drinking.
  • Juices for Diabetic emergencies
  • Ice, Ice-packs and plastic bags, to make our own Ice-Packs.
  • Spray-bottles, for administration of anti-teargas antidotes.
  • Bandages, slings, immobilizers, tampons, maxi-pads, etc.

Overnight supplies

See the Bedding and Rain Gear Committee discussion group


(as announced at 10/4/11 GA)

  • A messkit: bowl, mug, utensils for washing in sanitation stations
  • Lots of water
  • Snack food
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tarps: one to put on the ground, one to put on top of you to keep dry your sleeping bag
  • Duct tape: to tape together the tarps
  • Permanent marker: to write National Lawyers Guild attorney phone number on your arm. This will be the person to contact for any potential arrests.
  • Bag to contain your own trash.

As announced at the 10/4/11 GA, in the City of Portland:

  • You have the right to sleep in a sleeping bag.
  • You cannot set up shelter through a "structure."
"What constitutes a 'structure' has been identified as tents, canopy's, or anything that looks like it is a habitation. We are planning for pup-tents and tarps to shelter people from the rain at this point. We are collecting tarps and mylar blankets to create shelters and rain guards for sleeping areas. We are also collecting twine, bungee cords, duct tape and any other devices that could hold things together as shelters." (see discussion http://occupyportland.org/organise-and-discuss/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=193)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mylar blankets
  • Tarps, waterproof covers
  • Umbrellas, plastic ponchos
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Heat packs