Fw: [Gleann Abhann] Supply Run Green Light
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>> Good gentles all, this will be a long post, but please read it
>> We are ready to roll with the Gleann Abhann Supply Run. This will be
>> my last post on the topic to the general GA list; I ask that all
>> traffic related directly to the donation and movement of supplies be
>> moved to the GASupplyRun Yahoo Group, so this list can be freed up
>> for other communications. If you haven't signed up, please do so.
>> An aside before we start: Her Majesty, Queen Lethrenn of Meridies,
>> will be making an announcement in the next day or so about the
>> kingdom-wide relief effort that will, among other things, provide
>> for cash donations to SCA relief. Please watch for her post. I'd
>> also like you to know that, so far, I have been contacted by An Tir,
>> Ansteorra, Trimaris, Calontir, the Middle, the East, Ealdormere,
>> Atlantia and Caid about offering aid. Is this a great Society, or
>> what? If you hear of someone wanting to donate cash, have them write
>> Her Majesty at lethrenn2@....
>> Now, as to the Supply Run. A few ground rules, if I may be so bold.
>> Remember: Honor Above All, Courtesy To All. We are dealing with
>> people who have suffered tragedy most of us can barely imagine.
>> Tempers will be frayed, emotions strained. Deal gently with those
>> who are still suffering. I hardly need to remind you of this, I'm
>> sure. I also want to add another motto: Service For All. If you
>> encounter someone who is in need and isn't in the SCA, well, you
>> know what to do, otherwise you wouldn't be in a group based on
>> Likewise remember: We are the short-term support crew. Tell yourself
>> that your goal is to get these folks through the next few days --
>> fed, watered, deodorized and eventually clothed. We're also
>> supporting the host families, restocking their larders so they can
>> continue to help the refugees. Direct those needing new homes, jobs,
>> relocation or major financial aid to Master Erik
>> (irngld@...) or Master Stephan of Durham
>> Drivers: Don't make a trip unless you know you can either 1) get
>> back on the gas you have in the tank when you start, or 2) buy gas
>> when you get there. Contact the people you're taking stuff to and
>> find out the fuel situation before you go. Don't overload your
>> vehicles. Don't drive if you're too tired. Take a second person if
>> you can, for relief or just for company. When you're ready to take a
>> load, MAKE SURE the person you're taking it to knows you're coming.
>> In the worst case scenario, where you're confronted by someone who
>> is armed and wants the supplies, give them what they want. Nothing
>> we're doing is worth your life.
>> Here's a short list of people to contact. See the database on the
>> GASupplyRun home for a full accounting.
>> Arkansas: I will be the coordinator for the Arkansas run from
>> Smythkepe to Grey Niche. Donations in Smythkepe can go to Regne
>> (lordregne@...). Donations in Lagerdamm can go to (and they
>> may be a little surprised here) Kol and Karis
>> (black_karen99@...). My e-mail is squirrelhenge@.... We
>> are dropping off at Gillianne's house in West Memphis
>> Also in Smythkepe, Regne is the liaison with northern Ansteorra, and
>> Edrei the Quiet (quiet2284@...) is liaison with Calontir.
>> Tennessee: In Grey Niche, Caedmon and Bast (901-332-4347) are the
>> primary contacts and will coordinate those who are carrying supplies
>> southward to Iron Ox.
>> Mississippi: Drogo of Axbridge (bcollins@...) is the
>> coordinator for the Tor an Riogh/Rook's Haven/Hammer Hold area
>> (Starkville-Tupelo-Oxford). Collections from that area should be
>> brought to his attention, and he will either arrange to get them to
>> a Grey Niche driver headed to Iron Ox, or someone in that area who
>> can make the run.
>> Our supply depot in Iron Ox is with Ancyra
>> (sisterv@...) in Pearl, Miss. She will also distribute
>> to those displaced SCAdians she can contact. If you know of someone
>> taking refuge in the Jackson, Miss., area, get them in touch with
>> her. We may wind up storing a lot of stuff at her place until we can
>> get through to Dragoun's Weal (Hattiesburg), and gas is apparently
>> scarce in her area right now.
>> Louisiana: Sarah MacGregor (hrldndva@...) is the starting
>> point in Ardanroe and is collecting from nearby Ansteorrans, acting
>> as a storage depot, and working to get supplies to Blackwood
>> (Monroe) to the east and Vogelburg (Alexandria) to the south.
>> Big John (318-644-8870), Ursula the Saxon (318-537-3191) and Rebecca
>> McGillivray (toll free 866-968-6400 and leave message) are our
>> Blackwood corps. Rebecca will be the storage depot for stuff headed
>> on east to Ancyra in Iron Ox.
>> In Vogelburg (Alexandria), the supply depot is Ambrielle
>> (ambrielle01@...). Our southernmost point is Wyrmgeist (Baton
>> Rouge), and the supply depot and distributor is Eilina Gudriksdottir
>> (bambimsw@...). Like Ancyra, she's about as far as we can go,
>> and will become the stepping-off point when we can get into
>> Blackmoore (New Orleans). Those who know of folks displaced to Baton
>> Rouge (which now has 40,000 refugees and is La.'s new biggest city)
>> please direct them to her.
>> The southern leg across La. will be coordinated by Jean Louis
>> (337-433-8587) assisted by Sa'ad (337-412-4656), both out of
>> Blackmoor Keep (Lake Charles). They will take donations from the
>> closest Ansteorrans, as well, and go through Troll Fen (Lafayette)
>> and to Wyrmgeist. If possible, they will get to Eagle Isle (Houma)
>> where my only contact has been with Grainne (dirkgrainne@...).
>> We need someone who can coordinate from the east, because we have
>> folks in Trimaris who want to relay supplies up through Tampa toward
>> Osprey (Mobile) and Seleone (Biloxi). If someone can do this, let me
>> That's not nearly everybody who's volunteered, but it's enough to
>> give you a contact person for your leg of the relay, I hope. Check
>> the database for a more thorough list.
>> Keep up with road closings. I'd love for us to be in the van when we
>> can push east toward New Orleans or south to Hattiesburg, but don't
>> get in the way of the professionals.
>> Where you can't find refugees, give supplies to local SCAdians even
>> if they don't need them; they will serve as mini-depots and be able
>> to pass them on when they find or hear of others passing through.
>> As I said before, be autonomous. Nobody needs my permission to make
>> a run. Just remember your courtesy and call or e-mail ahead so the
>> next person is expecting you.
>> I am humbled by the response to my little idea. I am overwhelmed by
>> the generosity of those wanting to send assistance. But I'm not the
>> least bit surprised at the number of hands that shot into the air
>> when volunteers were called for -- after all, this is Gleann Abhann.
>> Hit the road people. The Gleann Abhann Supply Run is a go.
>> In service, I remain always,
>> Your humble servant and great admirer,
>> Peregrine Fairchylde