The American Red Cross never had any policy prohibiting work with Occupy Sandy. To the contrary, the Red Cross met with Occupy Sandy representatives within the first 7 days of the Sandy response at our New York headquarters and made visits to their sites in the affected neighborhoods. Moreover, we linked Occupy Sandy with our other response partners and provided them with meals and other supplies- to the point of providing them with an entire warehouse full of material in March 2013. That coordination continued well into the recovery phase of the disaster and helped make a successful response even stronger.
ProPublica continues with its deeply flawed reporting and, as they have done repeatedly, based their latest reports on unsubstantiated second and third hand hearsay and rumor.