Monday, June 7, 2010
What CAN You Do Today?
A hotline detailing opportunities to volunteer in many capacities has been set up . Dial 1-866-448-5816 to find out how to donate your time assisting clean up, feeding crews, or manning phone lines. Construction companies are also asked to donate building materials.
If you own a boat that you would be willing to loan for skimming or rescue purposes call (281) 366-5511 . Those geeks with alternative response services or smarts are also asked to call this number.
HERE and find out more or fill out an application or go HERE for volunteer information of other kinds in Louisiana . If you are in Mississippi call 1-888-844-3577 to apply for a paid position cleaning up oil or go HERE to volunteer. In Alabama dial 211 or go HERE for more information on how to help.
When there is a disaster helplessness can become overwhelming but we can all play a part in improving our world if we take the time to assist those large and small whenever there is peril. If images like the ones above disturb you, donate or volunteer at a local animal welfare organization. As individuals we may not be able to save all of the oiled birds, endangered whales, or battered dogs but as a collective we can become the example we wish for the world. While it may sound cliche, but the world is a sum of her parts and we can choose to be the antibody instead of the virus.
"I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do." : Jana Stanfield
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 23:07