January 30, 2006: IFCO/Pastors for Peace announces the 18th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba
In 2006, the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee collected medical supples, bicycle and computers for the 17th IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba.
April 17, 2006: Some Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee members
Back row L-to-R: (unknown), Luis Sobarzo, Jim McMahan, Lenny Williams, Lynn Wilson, Will Eickholt.
Front row L-to-R: Garry Owens, Judy Zeh, Tom Warner.
June 19, 2006: Canadian border crossing
On June 18, the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee welcomed Canadian participants on the 18th Friendshipment Caravan as they crossed the US/Candian border at Blaine. Continuing south to Seattle, there was a welcoming reception at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill. Next day, the Caravan headed south, destination Mexico and then Cuba.
June 19, 2006: Seattle 18th Friendshipment Caravan Send Off
Secretary Tom Warner wrote in an e-mail: "Monday, June 19th: on Monday evening at 6pm . 8pm there will be a potluck and send off of the bus from el Centro. There will be music and the participants in the Caravan will be there to explain their mission. And then everyone will fall to and load all of the material aid on the bus and it will head south for other cities to pick up more Caravanistas and more material aid and on to Texas where the bus will rendezvous with busses from many other routes and cross the border to a Mexican port where volunteer longshoremen will load the valuable cargo on a freighter for the short trip to Cuba. The Caravanistas will fly for a short trip and beat the cargo by a few days. The Cubans - always grateful - celebrate the arrival of the Friendshipment with a big celebration. They are particularly heartened by the fact that the people, whose government is so threatening, are so friendly."
July 10, 2006: Update from Havana
July 26, 2006: the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee celebrated the Cuban Revolution with a picnic at Golden Gardens Park.
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