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Women organize 'Peace Fleet'

Two women organize one-ship Peace Fleet as antidote to Iraq situation

February 10, 2003

The two women leaders of World Peace Ambassadors (WPA) are stepping up their drive to buy a retired cruise ship to deliver a message of peace to the world.

The non-profit WPA has been campaigning for over six years, but Dolores Dale and Linda Multanen believe there can be no better time than the present to complete raising funds, acquire the ship and set sail with its traveling museum honoring peaceful people and organizations around the world. The ship will also deliver volunteers, goods and aid to impoverished nations. See www.wpaf.net.

"I've heard people say 'make peace and not war,' but not many people have done something about it," says Multanen, a 37-year cosmetology industry veteran who has been involved in the project since its inception. "This is a chance for everyone to do something. I would like for others to share my passion for peace."

World Peace Ambassadors intends to finalize the purchase of a retired, elegant cruise ship within six months. The World Peace Ship will house the World Peace Museum and Recognition Gallery, honoring people and organizations that have contributed to the cause of World Peace. Exhibits will be open to the public while the ship tours major port cities in the United States and abroad.

"I became involved financially in the organization while September 11 was still fresh in my mind," says Dolores Dale, chairman of the World Peace Ambassadors Foundation. "I can't think of a better investment than in mankind."

Dolores Dale, an inn-keeper and entrepreneur, along with Multanen, have spent the last several years developing the concept for World Peace Ambassadors (WPA), a non-profit organization. WPA will operate the World Peace Ship, bringing its message of peace and charity to ports in the U.S. and around the world, through a traveling World Peace Museum and Recognition Gallery and through humanitarian aid.

In addition to its primary mission, the World Peace Ship will deliver volunteers, goods and aid to impoverished nations. World Peace Ambassadors will direct its aid into three primary categories including health (i.e. medical supplies and HIV/AIDS education), education and food and clothing assistance.

Recognized charities will be allowed to host events free of charge in the ship's public rooms while it is in port. Public rooms include the Grand Dining Room, a 250-seat two-story theater and several intimate lounges and public areas.

Source: World Peace Ambassadors Foundation


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