07/15/2012 05:20 PM
Pastors for Peace headed to Cuba to provide relief
A traveling caravan of volunteers stopped in Austin Sunday as a way of rallying support for their cause. The group Pastors for Peace is headed to Cuba to bring much-needed supplies to the Cuban people.
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A special caravan stopped in Austin Sunday on its way south.
Called Pastors for Peace, it’s a mix of pastors and volunteers who are taking relief supplies to Cuba—without a license from the United States government.
Organizers say the supplies are needed because of the shortages and hardships caused by the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
"Most of our donations are just medical equipment and pills that have been donated and computers that people have thrown away, but that the Cubans can put to good use,” Nancy Kohn with the group said. “A lot of tools and building supplies, it's our way of saying that Cuba is our neighbor"
The caravans to Cuba started in 1992.
Over the past 20 years, organizers say they've delivered 2,500 tons of supplies to Cuba. http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/285826/pastors-for-peace-headed-to-cuba-to-provide-relief