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                    October

        photo by Douglas Stephenson

         To  Niger

Linda Speel -West Coast More than Warmth contact- and Co-Founder of Peaceroots Alliance presents quilt to

Matthew McCue Iraqi soldier farmer and PeaceCorp volunteer

Story to right~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 


  New Orleans

photo by Jim Selin

"Mama D (Dyan French Cole)"7th ward angel and activist,who organizes creative activities for kids in her neighborhood," Peter Schweitzer (peter@plenty)

 http://www.plenty.org/

 Jim Selin, of Nashville, returns to The Gulf, monthly, to bring supplies to those in need. 

  http://www.plenty.org/katrina/Katrina1.html

 

 

"Mama D (Dyan French Cole)"

photo below and above. 


  


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At the Oakland, California, Friendship House POW WOW, on Saturday, October 20th, we are honored to have a prayer song for More than Warmth and give away quilts in the spirit of our great friend, Rhino.

 

Gary Rhine worked with and helped the Indian people in many ways as he helped our people with health, healing, laughter and drumming. In the spirit of Gary's life and great heart may the quilts continue to heal and provide comfort.


  I

    will not

     accept verbal

     or physical

    violence

     for my self

     my family

    my friends

     or my world.

 
 
Check out Free the Slave's new website, for update and film, ways to help, and classroom ideas. Also, a map of
Modern Slavery.
Three boxes of large quilts just left for India, to boys freed from rug factory slavery.  
"It is profound for students to learn that slavery exists, to learn that it plays a huge part in our lives, products we buy,  that we can be educated, and it can be stopped."
-Judith Biondo Meeker  
 
The History Channel Announces "Take A Veteran to School Day, A New National Initiative
The History Channel has developed a Take A Veteran to School Day campaign to link veterans of all ages with young people in our schools and communities. This nationwide initiative will help strengthen ties in your communities and bring history to life in classrooms. The History Channel is encouraging educators and parents throughout the country to organize events at their schools in the weeks leading up to Monday, November 12th, the official Veterans Day holiday. Our heart goes out to all soldiers. This month we celebrate soldier
Matt McCue, and his healing journey from Iraq to Africa.
 
Matthew's Story:

Swords to Plowshares - One Soldier's Story PVC Matthew McCue 
"I witnessed many unforgettable things in Iraq but the aspect that changed my life more than any other was the way the farmers kept working and selling their produce through the chaos of a regime change."

After his tour, Matt became a Peace Corp volunteer in Africa, and signed on to Farms Not Arms. He recently spoke in NYC as a Iraq war veteran turned farmer. Matt took this More Than Warmth quilt back to Nigeria, Africa to give to a child or school in need. He was very excited and said he'd get photos of where it goes.
 
Read more of Matthew's story of healing after war.
 
photo top left: 
Linda Speel, a cofounder of PeaceRoots Alliance, an activist group, founded in Non Violence principles after September 11th, delivered the quilt to Matt. Linda helped send our very first quilts to Afghanistan with Global Exchange and Medea Benjamin, to Israelies and Palestinians, with Barbara Lubin and Meca For Peace, Uganda with HOPE, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, and made and has help send many other quilts around the world.
http://www.globalexchange.org
More than Warmth is an educational project for students of all ages to learn about word cultures. It fosters understanding, knowledge and compassion among cultures through nonviolent, nonpolitical, and nonreligious means.
 
We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
  - The Dalai Lama of Tibet


 

Quilts have been made and sent as gifts since 2001 to:

Afghanistan

Iraq

Iran

India 

Pakistan

Israel

Jordan

Burkino Faso

Zambia

Swaziland

South Africa

Mauritania 

Ghana

Uganda  

China,

Tibetans

Nepal 

Vietnam

Thailand 

USA-Katrina Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and

New Orleans

Genocide Victims in

Sudan and Chad

Rwanda, and

Indian Country-USA

Haiti

Cuba

Mexico

El Salvador

Guatemala

Nicaragua 

Belize

Bolivia

Columbia

Venezuela

Ireland 

Romania 

North Korea 

Togo

Syria

Niger 

 

More quilts were sent to Nicaragua to  those suffering from Hurricane Felix. See September MTW newsletter.


More than Warmth | 1115 Williamson Countyline Rd | Fairview, TN 37062
615-799-2782 | info@morethanwarmth.org | www.morethanwarmth.org


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