[StBernard] Katrina Survivor Towing FEMA Trailer to Washington D.C.

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Thu Aug 10 22:34:40 EDT 2006

Ghost Rider Pictures Films Katrina Survivor Towing FEMA Trailer to
Washington D.C. to Invite President Bush to Dinner

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Bernard Parish resident and
Hurricane Katrina survivor Rockey Vaccarella is towing his honorary FEMA
trailer to Washington D.C. on August 18, 2006 in hopes of having dinner
with President Bush. Rockey rode out Hurricane Katrina on his roof by
holding on to a rope in one of the most devastated areas of the New Orleans
region. He eventually swam to safety then helped rescue others. Now Rockey
is on a mission to find people like himself who've lost everything but
refuse to give up. His mission will take him all the way to the White House
where he will deliver a simple yet powerful message:
"We want to thank President Bush and the American people for everything
they have done so far for south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region but, to
remind everyone that the job is not complete and to please do whatever is
possible to help clean-up and re-build so our people can return home."
Rockey's journey will start in St. Bernard Parish, LA and end at the
White House where an authentic Louisiana chef will prepare a good old
fashioned Cajun dinner for President Bush. To make the occasion even more
memorable, the dinner will take place inside Rockey's trailer where he will
personally deliver his message to the President on behalf of the people who
have lost so much. Rockey will also tell the President about an amazing
idea to bring 1 million people to South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region
to help in the recovery effort.
Rockey's caravan will depart the St. Bernard Civic Center in Chalmette,
Louisiana on August 18th and will arrive in Washington D.C. on August 21st.
Dinner with the President is planned for August 22nd. The journey to
Washington will take the caravan through the cities of New Orleans, Bay St.
Louis, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Columbia, Raleigh, and Richmond. By the
time Rockey arrives in the nation's capitol people from coast to coast will
hear his message and help rebuild his homeland.
Local New Orleanian, Steven Scaffidi, of the award-winning "People's
Story" documentary has attached his production team to the journey to
capture the events as they unfold.

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