Wednesday, August 31, 2005

For New Orleans, from What America Needs filmmaker

This note is from Mark Wojahn. His film, "What America Needs," a documentary from his travels across the U.S. asking citizens that question and filming their response, is very powerful and beautiful.

Dear Friends Peers and Family,

As a person who has loved New Orleans, my heart goes out to the people in that
city and in the area of the hurricane. Attached are some heartbreaking images I
found on the web. My tears and prayers are with you. I have so many memories of
Louisiana, going down there 5x, two for "What America Needs" and the others on
jobs or for pleasure. I urge everyone to do whatever they can, to send support
their way.

I cant do much, but for the next three months, every WHAT AMERICA NEEDS dvd that
is purchased from my website at:

What America Needshttp://

I will donate $5 to the RED CROSS relief effort. It is easy and you can use
paypal with your credit card.
--
affec, Mark Wojahn





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