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    Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
    Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

    Saturday, March 01, 2008

    No More Victims

    No More Victims - Asheville is an extraordinary group of locals who are now working on the funding for another one of Iraq war's smallest victims.

    Rusul, whose leg was badly injured in the same US airstrike of November, 2006 that took both of sister Salee’s legs.

    The Asheville group met Salee in September of 2007 when she came to Asheville for a No More Victims presentation. She had her operation in Greenville, South Carolina, where she was surgically fitted with prosthetic legs.

    Rusul will be coming to Shriners Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina for an amputation and prosthesis in the spring of 2008.

    The Asheville and Greenville communities have been working in conjunction to get these girls brought over here from Iraq, arranging for their surgery, and funding the project through fundraising efforts.

    They are relying heavily on the kindness of strangers and friends and you can donate to this worthy cause via PayPal on the website.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    Iraq Body Count @ UNCA

    Iraq Body Count is a display of over 3,700 white flags on the UNCA quad to represent the number of American soldiers that have died in the Iraq war thus far (since we ordered the flags, unfortunately even more casualties have occurred).

    more pictures

    link

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007

    Reading The Names

    Hello, friends.

    Sunday March 18 starting at 1:00 pm, Touchstone Gallery at 318 N. Main St.
    in Hendersonville, (outside of Asheville, NC) will host a Reading of the Names of American troops killed as part of it's on-going installation "Portrait Iraq Freedom"

    Seating is limited, so bring a chair or cushion if you plan to stay for the
    entire event which is estimated to take approximately 3 hours since there
    will likely be nearly 3300 names to read at that time.