LOCAL MEN CALL FOR SAN FRANCISCO FUNDRAISER, HOUSING FOR NEW
ORLEANS HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS
Tuesday, September 6, 2004
Outraged at what they see as local failure to adequately assist
New Orleans rescue efforts, two San Franciscans pledged a fundraiser
and volunteered Hurricane Katrina victim housing.
Joe Blue, a former candidate for District 5 supervisor and past
Golden Gate Bridge District commissioner, announced the effort
Friday in an 11:00 a.m. City Hall steps press conference.
Dr. James Calloway, a past candidate for San Francisco School
Board, joined in the call for San Franciscans to open local housing
to New Orleans families. Calloway pointed to race and class New
Orleans distinctions which may have played a role in federal slowness
Blue and Calloway will announce date and time of fundraiser later
this week, Blue said.