Saturday, July 10, 2010
update: donating 25% to Audubon Society
I have been searching to find the organizations that are doing the most to help the wildlife that are in crisis in the gulf. I wanted to post on my blog who would be receiving the 25% of purchase price donations. I am sure there are many organizations and groups, but the Audubon Society has a large team in place in Louisiana working hard to help. The donations from you and me will go there. I have links here for you to see what they are doing and how you can help directly also.
I hope you know, I am not offering the 25% to help the birds as a sales gimmick. I wish I had alot of money and I would just donate a zillion. But this is something I can do, and I hope people who care will find my blog and want to participate also. These people who join with me will have something beautiful to wear to show that they care, and that they helped; and the pendants will remind them and others that you can do something to help in this crisis. Please spread the word and email this blog to your friends.
I have also decided to include another design (besides the one in the previous post) that you can wear close to your heart where 25% will be donated to help the birds. It is a sterling heart with wings with the word "Free" on the back. I do want these birds to be free again to live naturally, free of the oil, free of what has happened to them. I know I am getting emotional here, but I just can't seem to help it. Did I tell you that I have owned parrots before, and they are such beautiful, intelligent creatures, and that they show love much like people. The price for this beautiful, petite, sterling pendant is only $22.00!
Click here to see this design and to order/donate.
((Update:I just realized that on my actual website page I failed to add information about helping the birds in the gulf or the 25% donation. In my haste to make this donation available to people on my blog, I did not think about also putting it on the website page. I got very caught up in my research and what is happening in the gulf and blogging about it. I will be making the addition to the page as soon as I can get my website builder to make the changes, but for now, please know that any purchases on these 2 designs I will be donating the 25% to the Audubon Society.
I hope this did not confuse anyone and cause them not to participate when they wanted to get involved.))
Here are some links that show what the Audubon volunteers are doing to help. I want to help them as much as I can, please join me.
A day in the life of a volunteer:
Another good site: http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/volunteering-to-help-gulf-wildlife/4843
And this from the NWF as an Emergency Alert. It really brings it all home as to what is happening:
"Millions of gallons of oil have oozed into the water since the April 20th rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Some estimates calculate the oil flow to be up to 60,000 barrels of oil a day—that’s 2.5 million gallons of oil a daycontaminating our waters and threatening wildlife and sensitive habitats!
And we still don’t know when it will stop.
The wildlife casualties are adding up. Hundreds of birds and sea turtles have already been found dead. Hundreds more animals are struggling to survive, drenched in toxic oil. Sadly, this is just the beginning of what’s in store for wildlife in the region due to this devastating tragedy.
Please donate today to support National Wildlife Federation’s efforts on-the-ground to confront this crisis. We’re tracking and reporting on the impacts of the oil spill, and we’re setting up an extensive network of volunteers that will support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts and restore damaged coastal ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.
We’re working hard to safeguard the treasured wildlife and wild places impacted by this catastrophe. But we need your help to get the job done." Go here to donate directly to help.