September 16, 2005
-- by Gary Boatwright
A convoy of volunteers put together by KPFK and The Vietnam Vets For Peace is leaving today for New Orleans and I'm going with them. Here are the details on The Caravan Of Hope.
The Caravan of Hope will leave on September 16 to deliver vital necessities of life to communities and organizations working on the ground in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
KPFK is collaborating with Veterans For Peace - Orange County Chapter, Remedy – Long Beach, Christ Unity Center – LA, South West Voter Registration, SOS "Save Our Selves" and others to organize this relief effort
Veterans For Peace in cooperation with the Anaheim Union School District and 40,000 students are collecting needed food and essentials for the displaced families and individuals. KPFK’s GM Eva Georgia will also take part in the caravan to New Orleans and help with the distribution of aid.
We will be driving straight through and arriving sometime late Saturday. I will be posting as time, events and internet connections permit. Stay tuned to Seeing the Forest for regular updates.
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