We need your help
“I’d Love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do, So I leave it up to you.”
Alvin Lee with the band Ten Years After
We need your help
Five years ago in January 2003 I put a down payment on a house in Crawford, Texas with the hope of giving a home to peace and justice.* Many were inspired to join in this endeavor. Donations were raised at rallies in Dallas. The house was cleaned, painted and fixed, a kitchen was furnished, a labyrinth was built and a garden was planted.
On Easter Sunday, April 2003, the Crawford Peace House was born. During the first year of its existence I mostly paid the expenses out of my own pocket. *In the summer of 2004 We hosted an outdoor showing of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. That event raised almost $15,000 and enough to fund the Peace House for the next year.
In the summer of 2005, we were down to less than a hundred dollars in the bank. Then, in August, Cindy Sheehan made her courageous stand in the ditch outside the Presidents ranch. The Peace House was there for Cindy, and Cindy was there for us. At her request, thousands of dollars flowed to the Peace House within weeks.* From that funding Camp Casey II was born, and a city with its infrastructure was erected. Thousands of people were fed a sheltered for weeks.
With what was left of that funding, Camp Casey was again erected for Thanksgiving 2005, Easter 2006 and at its new home in August of 2006. *We built the Casey Sheehan memorial garden at the Peace House and for the next two and a half years the Peace House’s mortgage payments were made and expenses have been met until now.
*Today, we are down to under $100 in the bank, with another year to go to honor our commitment to keep the Peace House open at least until the Bush administration ends.
We need your help. Please join us at our annual meeting Saturday, January 26, 2008, noon at the Peace House. Also please click on the link below and support our work
Thank you for making our house your home in Crawford.
Peace and in Loving Service,
The Crawford Texas Peace House
9142 E. Fifth St. Crawford, TX 76638
You might say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope some day you’ll join us and the world can live as one.
* Peace activist buys house near Bush ranch in Texas
* Hundreds of people flocked to a screening of Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ent…
*They Are Stardust, And in Texas At the Crawford Protest Camp, Growing Echoes of Woodstock
*Peace House a center of dissent in Crawford
*Crawford Peace House dedicates memorial to “Sheehan’s Stand”, troops killed in Iraq
*Where the money went