I received an email from the managing producer of Nola.com which will be of interest to Lucy fans. They will feature Lucy as part of their 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. They will let me know when their coverage of Lucy will appear.
This is a general heads up of an upcoming feature on Nola.com about their 10th Anniversary Hurricane Katrina coverage. 10 years ago Katrina hit and New Orleans suffered greatly. 1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods. Katrina caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas. The most significant damage (in number of deaths) was in New Orleans. Who can forget those images of devastation.
Lucy was caught up in the storm whilst she was filming Vampire Bats in New Orleans and stayed until the very last moment when she and her cast mates made a dash for safety.
The fans came out in force to help as Lucy also lent her name and appeared at charity events to raise funds for those affected. We initiated a huge campaign from all over the world to help Lily Duke. Read Sharon’s message about the effort here
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 MSNBC 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 day. Lily can't do this on her own - she needs help and the fans have decided to lend a hand.
You can view her Public Service Announcement which she did including other actors
Nola.com are promoting the movie Vampire Bats as part of their coverage of Lucy (the video clips were from AUSXIP).