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Katrina Updates

September 11th, 2005 12:00 PM

Eric Reports from the Road

By Eric Weinrib, Web Editor, MichaelMoore.com

A 7 car convoy went into Kiln, MS; Bay St. Louis, MS; Bogalusa, LA and other decimated areas west of Gulfport. Overturned cars and debris are still everywhere. Other groups went into the 9th Ward of New Orleans, the West Bank, and Algiers.

Food, water, medical supplies and other necessities were delivered in each location.

Most people who need help don't have gas/transport to make it to Camp Casey so the people who come by are generally from the neighborhood. Every day, however, multiple vehicles of various sorts do runs into communities that were hardest hit.

There are people who are still blocked from exiting their communities by trees in the roads. People are being sent with chainsaws and food so they can get in with relief and bring out whoever needs help.

The Red Cross is having the same problems reaching people. They are not set up for distribution so food is piling up and the people who need it most can't get there, so on numerous occasions VFP has helped deliver food for the Red Cross to surrounding areas.

Another group stayed behind at the Pine View Middle School in Covington. They have a computer bank running from a satellite dish on the Veterans for Peace bus where people are coming for help filling out their FEMA applications online.

Here are some photos from the day's events:


A young boy's emergency treatment for Cystic Fibrosis is facilitated by the Vets for Peace generator.


Algiers residents get a much needed delivery of food and water.


Former Black Panther Malik Rahim and his wife Sharon are delivered food, water, medical, flashlights and other supplies from Veterans for Peace, which they are distributing to the survivors of their hard-hit community of Algiers. Plenty.org was on-hand to help deliver the donations.i


Covington local's pick up supplies from CCC before the remaining supplies are loaded and distributed to the surrounding area.


Camp Casey III: Covington

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