TIMES UP INC via Crowdrise
November 02, 2012
BENEFITING: TIMES UP INC
Time's Up! Energy Bike Powers Thousands of People's Cell Phones on the Lower East Side.
We need your help to continue to provide power to the East Village Community.
After the devastating Hurricane Sandy's tidal surge ravaged homes and businesses in the Lower East Side, The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), a brand new history museum of grassroots activism in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, pulled one of its exhibits out onto the street: the original Time's Up! energy bike that occupiers used to power Zuccotti Park last fall.
The museum struggled to use Time's Up!'s energy bike to pump water out of their basement, but when several passersby began plugging their cell phones into the energy bike's inverter, a new use was born. The bike managed very successfully to charge cell phones, and dozens of people at a time crowded around it and charged their mobile devices.
MoRUS and Time's Up! will continue running the bikes and providing free cell phone charging tomorrow. C-Squat will also continue providing free food tomorrow. They will likely continue the service until power is restored to the community.
Your volunteer hours and crowdrise donations will help us to continue and expand our efforts to help the community. The money will help us to build more energy bikes and provide power to more people. Please give what you can.