Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pastors for Peace Construction Brigade to Cuba

Dear Friend and Supporter of IFCO/Pastors for Peace,

This is an update about the IFCO/Pastors for Peace
Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction project. We are in need
of your help to reach out to more people who might be
interested in joining us on the Construction Brigade to
Cuba. It has been almost one month since Hurricane Ike left
Cuba after wreaking havoc and destroying homes and social

People all over Cuba are now in the process of a massive
reconstruction effort, rebuilding infrastructure and
restoring vital services. Pastors for Peace is organizing a
Construction Brigade of skilled workers to join with Cuban
workers in this historic reconstruction effort.

Now that we have more details in place for the Construction
Brigade, we wanted to share them with you to use as you out
reach to people who might be able to join us for this
important time in Cuba. The Construction Brigade will be in
Cuba for a two-week period between October 13 and 31st,
getting to work as soon as possible. We will be working
alongside Cubans in Pinar Del Rio, the Western most province
of Cuba, which was hit hardest by the hurricanes.

We are looking for people to join us who are skilled
carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, or have
experience in similar construction/reconstruction efforts.
If there is anyone in your community that you think would be
interested, please have them call IFCO/P4P at 212-926-5757,
or send an e-mail to Please join us in
recruiting the hardest working, best prepared Brigadistas to
make this the strongest Construction Brigade possible.

We desperately need fundraising efforts to help support the
brigade and help us buy the equipment to be used in the
reconstruction efforts in Cuba. Please think of the ways in
which your community can contribute to these efforts. If you
have any questions or would like to request informative
materials on the hurricanes and its damages in Cuba please
feel free to contact us at 212-926-5757, or send an e-mail

-Alison Bodine
Caravan Coordinator

From: IFCO/Pastors for Peace US/Cuba Friendshipment