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August 8, 2001



Steve Washam
Klamath Relief Convoys

Mark Klicker
Washington State Farm Bureau

Rick or Steve Gerling
L&G Ranch Supply

Local business collects donations for water-deprived farmers

Klamath relief caravan to deliver aid and goodwill

WALLA WALLA -- A local business will serve as the drop-off 
point for donations to be delivered to charities in the Klamath 

L&G Ranch Supply, 2930 Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, will be 
collecting food and money for the southern Oregon community 
currently suffering economic distress.

The donations will be picked up August 19 when Montana 
residents concerned about the effects of the federal Endangered 
Species Act make a stop in Walla Walla en route to a rally in 
Klamath Falls, Ore.  

Dubbed "The Convoy of Tears," participants will depart August 
18 from Kalispell, Mt. carrying jugs of water (tears) as a 
symbolic gesture for 1400 Klamath Basin farm families in crisis 
after having their irrigation water turned off by federal 

More substantial aid in the form of food, animal feed and money 
will also be delivered when the convoy reaches its destination 
August 21.   

The caravan will join similar convoys from California and 
Nevada in Klamath Falls, where a full day of fundraising and 
other activities is planned.  

Participants along the route are being asked to contribute 
small jugs of water marked with their name and town, which will 
be poured on farmers' parched fields.  A $5 donation for each 
jug delivered is being requested by the organizers.  

The convoy is expected to arrive in Walla Walla Sunday, August 
19th, at noon to pick up donations.  

Checks can be made out to Klamath Relief Fund and either 
delivered to L&G Ranch Supply or mailed to:  

Klamath Relief Fund
P.O. Box 5252 
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

More information regarding the convoy effort and the Klamath 
Basin water crisis is posted on the web at 

For further information contact Steve Washam: 509-522-2783, 
Mark Klicker: 509-520-7370, or L&G Ranch Supply: 509-525-3730  


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