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THE LONGEST WALK CALL FOR SUPPORT!
THE LONGEST WALK 2 CALLS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS WE EMBARK ON A SPIRITUAL WALK FOR SURVIVAL FROM ALCATRAZ TO D.C.
We take this opportunity to invite you to be part of an historic event, The Longest Walk 2008. On February 11, 2008, Longest Walk 2 participants will embark on a five-month journey taking two routes 8,000 miles across Turtle Island to Washington, D.C. arriving on July 11, 2008.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Longest Walk of 1978 that resulted in historic changes for Native America, hundreds of communities are participating in the Longest Walk of 2008 to raise awareness about issues impacting our world environment, to protect Sacred Sites and to clean up Mother Earth. Longest Walk 2 is part of many communities ongoing commitment to protect sacred sites, cultural preservation, and to create awareness about the environment. Both routes will visit Sacred Sites across the Nation and promote educational awareness for Sacred Sites protection and preservation. We are walking to promote positive change in our world. The Longest Walk 2 invites veteran walkers that participated in the 1978 Longest Walk and we reach out the new generations of the future to join us. Our message is: ALL LIFE IS SACRED.
Support The Longest Walk in its fundraising and organizing efforts! Your involvement can include the following support efforts:
Assist with Outreach within your organization and community. Volunteer to organize a welcoming as The Longest Walk arrives within your community.
Assist in gathering supplies: We need many items along the routes such as Socks, Shoes, Warm Coats and Rain Jackets, Tents, Sleeping Bags, etc. Access to Food Banks along the route will be an invaluable resource. A full wish list can be found at http://www.longestwalk.org./
We need a vehicle: We are searching for the use of a vehicle preferably for the entire walk but any portion of the walk will be helpful. A large van or bus is ideal to transport people and store supplies.
Provide local housing: We are asking folks to open their homes, community centers, or assist in organizing overnight housing. If you can provide housing within the Bay Area, or along the Northern or Southern routes, please email lw08housing [at] gmail.com
We need funds: This is a grassroots based effort supported by individual donations. There are a number of benefit shows that will be held in the coming weeks to raise funds (please see the website for more details). Gas cards and gift certificates are also accepted.
If you, your group or organization would like to sign on as a supporter of our efforts, please fill out a sponsor registration form on the registration page of http://www.longestwalk.org. With your permission, we will publish your organization/group/individual name on our website. If you would like for your donation to go towards a specific route, supplies or efforts, please make sure and specify your requests on the sponsorship form. We thank you for any and all help that you are willing to give to this historic occasion.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! http://www.longestwalk.org