NEWS FROM NEW ORLEANS DIANA FRIED, DIRECTOR
OCTOBER 13, 2005
Several of us are doing ear acupuncture at the Common Ground clinic in Algiers, a community in New Orleans. We have chairs out on the sidewalk and word is spreading quickly that we are here. People are thrilled to see us, and want to know how long we will stay here. We plan come to this clinic every day, as well as going to other locations to treat people. This clinic, situated in a poor, mainly black community, is incredible! People have come from all over the country to help. They are extremely supportive of each other and of the community. In addition to working in the clinic, volunteers go out to clean up, provide food, and to rebuild.
For the last few days, several AWB acupuncturists were treating displaced people and relief workers at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana. We will also be going back there.
We have also been working with the International Firefighters.
There is much need, and more, for as many acupuncture volunteers as we can handle. Waiting for our treatments are police officers, other clinics, families of firefighters, and many more.
We need funding and we need volunteers. This is incredible work….we have a unique and very useful role here.
Diana Fried, Director
Acupuncturists Without Borders