Friday, June 4, 2010

Gulf Coast Oil Spill - How You Can Help...

Right now, volunteers are working to clean up the latest mess that Big Oil made, and I'm pissed off that it's come to this - again. BP is a multi-billion dollar corporation, and yet they point fingers and pass blame and shirk their duty to the environment like we have a spare, or like they can buy their way off when it finally becomes uninhabitable. Their profit margin is astronomical, yet people living paycheck to paycheck are cleaning up their mess - a mess that may have consequences that reach far beyond mere clean-up and rescue. I'm boycotting BP and all their brands (which for the record is BP, ARCO, AM/PM, ARAL, CASTRO, and WILD BEAN CAFE) as well as spreading the word about relief efforts and how you can help by making a donation or volunteering your time... Please go to where you can make contributions to the National Wildlife Federation fund set up specifically for the spill cleanup efforts. They are on the ground trying to help the wildlife and clean up their habitat and the Gulf Coast as much as possible. 97% of your donations will go directly to helping wildlife survive and hopefully recover. Their website will also give you lots of info. You can also text the word wildlife to 20222 and this will make a $10 donation. This type of donation will be sent after your cellphone bill is paid, so it is not instantaneous- but any donation is better than nothing. The fastest way to contribute is to visit the website or call 1-800-822-9919, as the funds go instantly to NWF to help fund the relief efforts on the ground. Please help spread the word. If everyone made a $10 donation, imagine how many animals who have had their habitat ruined by oil we may be able to save. If you can make a larger donation, please do. NWF is also organizing volunteer efforts, for anyone so inclined. Please call or visit their site for more information, and give as much as you are able. We all have to live on this planet... it's all of our responsibility to sustain it.

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