A Message from Cindy Sheehan
Orleans and the surrounding areas. We sent a bus load of supplies into Covington, La., which is a poor, African-American town across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans. I had the privilege of visiting Covington with my friends, Buddy and Annie Spell last July. It was a community filled with love and laughter.
The Bring Them Home Now Tour bus that went into Covington is the VFP Impeachment Tour bus that I rode in and out of Crawford on. They took about 10,000 pounds of leftover Camp Casey supplies and we had 2 trucks filled to the brim with leftover water that we got into Covington. The tour bus also has satellite so it is the only communications that Covington has with the outside world now.
This is an email that our tour received from Gordon who is one of the bus drivers who bravely drove to Covington . I left it intact without editing:
I can't recommend coming here but, if you must, we do need help! During the day we are going out into the community with water and baby supplies, lunch foods. But, there has been an attack on the Armory and the cops are scared. We have move into Covington middle school and we are giving the red cross our assistance with medical supplies and food services. Until we arrived, they only had MRE's. They just brought in 5 new born babies from the hospital as they are expecting more casualties, We brought in a generator and solar powered lights, no power, no phone service here, our satellite link is the only connection to the outside. The Marshal Law enforcement that will be coming to New Orleans with the Army, could create mass panic. That will lead to more refugees, we have twenty right now and room for 100. Don't come here unless your are prepared to work!.
I should say, stay out on the road and raise money for the relief effort.
But make up your own minds.
We need to keep the public aware of what is going on here and all over SOLA,
I you want to help go an established refugee camp and provide your internet access to document who it there and what they plan to do to the website. Use your satellites access to maximize the story of the relief effort!