In the midst of the damage and chaos left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, two native Minnesotans found an ingenious way of establishing a little bit of order: a wedding registry.
|Photo courtesy of Alex Nordenson.|
|John Heggestuen and Alex Nordenson created a wedding registry to help Sandy relief efforts.|
Recent transplants to New York via Minneapolis, John Heggestuen and Alex Nordenson were looking for a way to volunteer their time to Sandy relief efforts last Friday. Along with Nordenson's girlfriend Katherine Dolan, they went to a shelter near their apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, but there were already so many volunteers that they could not find anything to do.
So the friends wandered over to the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, which is hosting Occupy Sandy (an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street) in Brooklyn. There was plenty for them to do there, and they quickly realized that there was a lot of room for improvement with the donation system.More »