[MKE - Indymedia] More Collection times for PASTORS' CARAVAN in MILW: Sat June 17, 9am, June 24, 1pm, at CUMC, 639 N. 25th St.
aheitzer at igc.org
Fri Jun 16 15:26:09 PDT 2006
News issued by: Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
633 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 273-1040 ext. 12; cubawifriends at mindspring.com
Check out our website: www.wicuba.org
Additional Collection & Packing Times for PASTORS' CARAVAN from MILWAUKEE to
(Also mark your calendars, July 11, 7pm, Reports from: Tri-National Sister
Cities Conf. in Ontario, and from one of Coalition leader's 3 weeks study
tour in Venezuela, at our monthly meeting at CUMC)
In addition to the Mon.-Fri. drop off times 9am-3pm at CUMC, we have
scheduled two additional times there when we will be collecting and packing
the humanitarian donations for Cuba, with this year's focus on Children with
special needs (for a list see:
Saturday, June 17, 9am - 11am (expect we should be there for c. 2 hours, or
Saturday, June 24, 1pm - 3pm (expect we should be there for c. 2 hours, or
And on Sunday, June 18th, at or shortly after 10:30: You can also stop by
CUMC right after the 9:30 am service to drop off donations
PASTORS' CARAVAN COLLECTING AID FOR CUBA'S CHILDREN
MILWAUKEE SEND-OFF ON SATURDAY JUNE 24TH
Local supporters of Pastors for Peace are now collecting humanitarian
supplies for Cuban children with special needs, for a Caravan which will
leave Milwaukee on Saturday June 24th. . The sendoff celebration from 5-7pm
at Club Timbuktu, 520 E. Center Street, will feature a talk by Rev. Tom
Smith, president of the Board of Pastors for Peace, and pastor of Monument
Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, PA; as well as African snacks and Caribbean
music played by DJ Paul Finger.
Donations for this 17th Friendshipment Caravan may be dropped off at
Milwaukee's Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th St., at Wisconsin
Ave. (414) 344-1600. Specific items requested include wheelchairs, crutches,
vitamins, school supplies, sports/art equipment, Bibles in Spanish, infant
formula, new children's clothing, medical supplies, and current medicines.
For details see www.pastorsforpeace.org, or
The send off event is open to the public, for a financial donation for the
Caravan to be made out to "IFCO/Pastors for Peace." For more information,
contact the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba at (414)
The Caravan is a challenge the tightened US restrictions on travel to Cuba,
and the 46-year old economic blockade. The caravan will travel to Cuba and
deliver humanitarian aid without a U.S. Treasury department license as an
example of grassroots solidarity between the people of both countries.
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