Nightly News | November 13, 2012
>>> we all remember the occupy wall street movement. we covered them here a lot. just about everybody formed their own opinion about the protesters and their cause. whatever you think about their agenda and them. they've reformed now, into occupy sandy. they're redirecting their energy into helping hurricane victims from the jersey shore to long island sound. katy tur has our making a difference report.
>> there are no official badges. all they have for identification is a first name scab belled on masking tape. they may not have a legal charity status, but that's not stopping them.
>> they desperately need our help, they lost everything.
>> reporter: remember the occupy wall street movement famous for taking over zuccotti park and coining the term 1%? now they have occupy sandy. within days after sandy hit, occupy went to work. fema temporarily shut its doors during last week's nor'easter due to bad weather , occupy never did. sasha brown is one of the people who helps pack up supplies and deliver them to people in need .
>> i'm just a new yorker helping out other new yorkers.
>> reporter: he borrowed the van and showed up here.
>> who's paying for the gas?
>> i am. the band is, they don't know it yet, but they are donating it.
>> reporter: occupy has set up a hyperorganized system with a command center , a medic dispatch and car dispatch to organize drivers. there's a phone bank , kitchens that supply two hot meals a day and no shortage of helpers. they use ups to deliver supplies that have been carefully picked out.
>> wonderful, thank you.
>> reporter: with $400,000 in the bank and next to no overhead, all the money can go straight to relief efforts. every little bit helps.
>> they're trying to help people to survive.
>> reporter: no bureaucracy, and the occupy volunteers say that means no problem. katy tur, nbc news, new york.