Lucy Lawless and Hurricane
News and Information on How To Help
Lucy Lawless was filming Vampire
Bats when Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans. Lucy
escaped the devastated city. Many people lost their homes and
sadly many lost their lives. This section of AUSXIP Lucy Lawless
deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It had a profound
effect on Lucy and to everyone else who witnessed the absolute
devastation on property and human life.
10 December 2005
Added a new section:
A Friend In Need Books,
Helping Hurricane Katrina Survivors One
Step At A Time.
The A Friend In Need Cards and Toys Campaign was initiated
by fans from
the Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club after a news article on an
angel called Lily Duke. As MNBC reported: Within days
after Hurricane Katrina hit, Duke managed to do what other
relief agencies couldn’t: get food and water to her neighbors.
Since then she’s expanded her network, distributing medicine,
packaged lunches and bags of ice to as many as 20,000 people a
Lily can't do this on her own - she needs help and the fans have
decided to lend a hand.
1 December 2005Friend In Need Update
- Toy Drive
Just got off the phone with Lily Duke.
She's so excited about Taipo's plan and how you're all pitching
in. I told her we might be around to help her even past the
She mentioned for any folks wanting to send toys that the boys
are getting short shrift. Seems everyone sends girl toys, but
forgets the young gentlemen! They're in need of things like
sports items -- baseballs, baseball gloves, soccer balls,
basketballs and the other items associated with those sports.
And for the younger boys, Tonka trucks and other small boy toys.
No weapon toys, please.
Read More On How You Can Help
28 November 2005
Cheer Up Hurricane Katrina Survivors Card Campaign
Taipo has a great idea to lift the spirits of those affected by Hurricane
Katrina. It involves a woman who started an aid distribution center all on her own in New
out how you can participate.
27 November 2005
Lucy Back from New Orleans
and Sharon are back from New Orleans. They "left
pieces of our heart and soul in New Orleans". The site
will be updated with images and video footage. There is a new
pic of Lucy in The Ninth Ward looking at the devastation.
Click here to go to
26 November 2005
Added high resolution scan from
The 31st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner / House Of Blues.
25 November 2005
First Pictures of Lucy at the The 31st Annual
Thanksgiving Dinner / House Of Blues - on stage and
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 23: Deacon John (L) plays
guitar while actress Lucy Lawless dances as Sheriff
Marlin Gusman's 31st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner honors
first responders to Hurricane Katrina on November 23,
2005 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
*Many thanks to Morwen for the news
22 November 2005
A couple of tough days ahead for Lucy as she heads back to New
Orleans to lend her support to the fundraising efforts. It's
going to be a very tough ride back but not as tough as the
people that have lost their homes and have lost loved ones. My
thoughts and prayers go out to those people and to Lucy and
How can you help? By donating money so you can help someone have
a thanksgiving dinner:
The following is from
Bring Thanksgiving back to New Orleans - help
us provide an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner for 5000 people who
need your help.
Join Sheriff Marlon N. Gussman, The Corps of
Compassion and Feed The Relief to feed the elderly, displaced
and First Responders - who are also now the victims - homeless
and away from their families. You can sponsor an individual, a
family or full tables - donate money and gift-cards today:
Individual Dinners $20
Full Table $200
Available - call for details 702-544-1400
If you wish to
donate you can do so through paypal through the Corps of
Lucy Attending New Orleans Fundraisers Nov. 23 and 24
The following is from Sharon Delaney / Official Lucy Fan Club
- Lucy's headed off to New Orleans tomorrow to
attend a couple fundraisers on Nov. 23 and 24. One
is the New Orleans Louisiana Sheriff's 31st Annual
Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the New Orleans
House of Blues. Another one is in Jefferson Parish
on Nov. 23. She wants to help raise awareness that
there is still much to be done in New Orleans and on
Thanksgiving, this is the time to find a way to do
some giving ourselves.
- Further to the announcement above Sharon
indicated she will be going with Lucy and filming
thier journey: Iam going with her and the video
powered up and loaded with
tapes. I'll be documenting every part of the
trip I can. I don't know that we'll have any
internet access so I may be offline until
Thanksgiving night. I don't really have any
words for what I'm feeling right now. Both
Lucy and I just hope some good will come of it.
Everyone take care of yourselves and each other.
Tickets for the New Orleans Louisiana Sheriff's 31st
Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration are not available. According
the press release:
"On Wednesday, November 23, the night before Thanksgiving,
the House of Blues has offered the venue, upon its return
since being closed following Hurricane Katrina, to have a
free concert for the first response team as its first event.
Tickets will be distributed by lottery."
wasn't sure if Lucy was to perform at the free concert.