Economic & Social Justice

Occupying a small part of history in Pueblo, CO

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo

After arriving on Monday it’s been a whirlwind of excitement and a pouring out of offers to help renovate this little red house which was donated recently. We would like to thank Mark Carlos for giving us this house and an opportunity to show the community what we’re about. Pueblo, CO will be South Colorado Hub (SOCO) for Occupy. Since posting the information we’re happy to report that the community has come together in a great way to ensure we have the necessary tools to get the job done. Brandi came from Fort Collins and David from Taos, NM just to help out. We all got really dirty in the past two days, but amazing progress was made. The occupiers in Pueblo held a meeting tonight to bring their ideas and talents to the table. We’re organizing a large yard sale with donated items and all proceeds going to fix up the house.

We found out that the house on the other side of the community garden is condemned and being torn down. The city will own the property and that means there’s a chance it could become a community garden as well. So far we’ve had offers for scaffolding, advice on roofing, labor and work groups offering help to restore the inside and all kinds of resources we can use in order to get this accomplished with little funding. We’re excited to have this little piece of Pueblo history where we can come together to solve local and national problems and bring “Occupy Outreach” to the neighborhood.

Stay with us as we document the making of “Pueblo House” and follow us on FaceBook where you will have daily updates.

Big thank you to Robert who saw us sitting parked on a street and who took the time to find out who we were. If not for him we would not have gone to his neighborhood nor had this house donated.

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