In response to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, I am starting a collection for towels, sheets, hand towels, wash rags, garbage bags, disposable gloves, and bottles of dawn dish soap to send to Florida to aid in the oil spill relief efforts. Since April, anywhere from 500,000 to 4.2 million gallons of oil have leaked every day, detrimentally affecting precious ecosystems. Marine mammals, fish, birds and other wildlife are going need as much help as possible and currently there is a demand for these items in order to aid in the cleanup efforts sponsored by The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Audubon Nature Institute, and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. All donations will be shipped to Florida, to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Coordinator of Project 8- Gulf Coast Oil Spill Relief where they will then be transported to IMMS facilities in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and across the state of Florida by IMMS volunteers.
Knowing the warm-heartedness of the people of Northern New Jersey and all those Sparkers out there, I figured I'd ask if anyone is willing to volunteer their time or give donations, etc... I'm just in the starting stages of this process, but I'm going to hopefully be decorating boxes tonight and setting up tomorrow for the next few weeks. I've already contacted my local Environmental Commission and they're in on it too.
Any Northern New Jersey Sparkers out there looking for something motivating to do??? Remember that helping others, including our furry little friends, will make you feel empowered and can certainly help achieve every goal we could ever set for ourselves =)
Respond to this post or you can send me a sparkmail and I'll give you my contact info!!!
love and lots of sparks,
**ANTI-BLAH Jersey-not-so-shore Division: Gangster Dolphin-tamer and International Financier**
"unless you puke, faint, or die- keep going"- Jillian Michaels
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily"
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