These pictures are from the exact same neighborhood I went to in November, 2013. (Scroll down to see November photos.) I hope to interview the tornado survivors I spoke to back then to see how they’re doing. As you may know, residents from Washington will receive state aid but they did not qualify for FEMA funds. Washington, Illinois is about a 90 minute drive from the Quad Cities. (Some street names have been shaded out to preserve the privacy of homeowners.)
Story about Red Cross efforts
Here are only a few of the many Washington area news stories about recovery efforts. The city is still seeking volunteers!
Bits of glass everywhere.
Professor Jordan Schneider shared news of her recent visit to Afghanistan with a supportive crowd at the Bettendorf Library. Schneider was an intern at the Afghanistan Embassy in Washington, D.C. in the 1990s. Part 1 of that presentation. Part 2. (Still photos in this video were obtained from Wikimedia Commons. Butte College logo and overhead shot came from californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu and w w w.dpr.com.)
Below is a slide show of some of the artifacts and memorabilia Professor Jordan Schneider brought with her for the February 25th presentation sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities.
Prof. Schneider has been with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project since 2009.
Some public relations materials from 1997 about the pipeline.
Another pamphlet about the pipeline from the same era. Jordan said she became concerned about it because she knew Afghanistan had nothing like an Environmental Protection Agency in such a war-torn country.
Prof. Schneider first learned of the Central Asian Pipeline Project in 1997.
Some of the reports Prof. Schneider studied while learning about Afghanistan as an undergraduate.
The introduction to the letter the professor and her embassy colleagues received from Princess Diana.
An Afghan pamphlet about land mines.
Introduction to John Weaver, Jordan’s host for her recent visit.