As a former scholarship swimmer, I have always been fascinated the way things move in the water. Always been jealous of Dolphins. Love how shrimp swim backwards. And I have dreams that I can fly like a bird. But this post is not about me, how well I can write or how funny I can be. It’s about you and how you can help.
Start with yourself and work your way out. But to help immediately, I have stolen these outlets from the Huff Post:
•You can register through OilSpillVolunteers.com to volunteer or join a cleanup organization.
•The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816 866-448-5816
•The Oiled Wildlife Care Network is providing volunteer information, though help from private citizens is not being requested at this time.
•CrisisCamp set up a conference call for Friday afternoon — follow the notes of this meeting, containing volunteer information with nonprofits and information from government organizations. You can also follow the CrisisCamp oil spill Twitter list for updates.
•The National Wildlife Federation has a message you can send to President Obama to urge restoration of Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands. They’re also asking for residents to upload photos to flickr and tag them SPILL_NW10.