Amazon Hurricane Registry Organizes About $75K in Donations -- No Thanks to Amazon

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A group of do-gooders have come up with a rather ingenious way to get the victims of Hurricane Sandy the supplies they need to help rebuild their communities after last week's freakish "Frankenstorm" destroyed large sections of Long Island, Staten Island, and Queens: an Amazon wedding registry for hurricane victims.

So far, the group behind the registry estimates they've gathered roughly $75,000 in supplies -- things like sleeping bags, demolition equipment, etc. -- and they've done so with precisely zero help from Amazon.

Organizers say Amazon's shipping costs -- which in some cases are hundreds of dollars -- are dissuading people from donating supplies. It would be helpful, they say, if the retail giant would waive shipping fees for people donating to the relief effort. Amazon, however, has declined.

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