Leenie Halbert & Andrea Garland of
the New Orleans Green Party need help with post-Katrina
relief work in New Orleans.
They've established a relief center to
feed 250 people a day (with help from Food Not Bombs), and
they're planning to set up a medical clinic. They're also
involved with a 'pirate' radio station that features health
and self-help information, news, and music. It's the only
radio station currently broadcasting in New Orleans.
Here's what they need:
Donations of non-perishable vegetarian food (beans, dried
fruit, grains, etc).
Vitamins, toiletries, water rechargeable batteries, cell
phones, computers, mobile cards for cell phones.
They also encourage people to send
caravans of supplies (as some Greens have done already).
Donations can be made on-line at
Or contact them directly:
Leenie: 225-615-4905, email@example.com
Andrea: 254-640-8441, firstname.lastname@example.org
Malik Rahim, a Green Party member who
lives in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, continues
to need help.
Malik, who ran as a Green candidate for New Orlean City
Council, has been organizing in New Orleans to develop
medical clinics and self-help operations, deliver food and
water to those who need it, clearing blockages, and helping
people deal with FEMA and the police, which have been trying
to force and intimidate people into leaving.
Read more at
Malik invites people to call him in New
Orleans at 504-368-6897 for information about how to send
help. Assistance can also be sent to Common Ground, PO Box
3216, Gretna, LA 70054.
On the scene coverage by Pat LaMarche
(2004 Green candidate for Vice President) in New Orleans, in
the Times Record (Maine)