Donations Needed for Wildlife Rescue and Recovery on Gulf Coast

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crescent City Living LLC Licensed LA RE Commission

The Jefferson Chamber is collecting items to assist the Terrebonne-Barataria National Estuary Program in the rescue and recovery of oiled wildlife.

Gulf Oil Spill
Photo credit: Greenpeace USA 2010 on flickr

There is an immediate need for some items and two convenient drop off points for all donations. If you can help, please bring your items to:

East Bank Location

Jefferson Chamber Office
3421 N Causeway Blvd
Suite 203
Metairie LA

West Bank Location

Gretna Economic Development Assocation
711 Second Street
Gretna LA


The Gulf Response Involvement Team needs:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Plastic Measuring Tapes (like ones used for measuring fabrics/sewing)
  • Knee-high Rubber Boots
  • Duct Tape
  • Clear Plastic Storage Bins with LATCHABLE lids
  • White Terrycloth Towels
  • Solid Foam Camping Mats (for cutting to line turtle cages)
  • Yellow Kitchen Cleaning Gloves
  • Safety goggles/glasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Aveeno face sunscreen
  • Coppertone spray sunscreen
  • Zip Ties/Cable Ties
  • Heavy Mil Lawn Trash Bags
  • Hand Saws
  • Blue Tarps
  • Ratchet Straps
  • Bungee Cords
  • Nets (all shapes and sizes for catching wildlife)
  • Ziploc Bags (gallon and quart-double zipper seal for preserving samples)
  • GPS Units
  • Baby wipes
  • Orange soap hand cleaner soap
  • Binoculars
  • Dry Bags
  • Grease Pens
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Clickable Sharpies
  • Waterproof Paper
  • All-in-one Printer & Copiers
  • 1" & 2" 3-ring Binders
  • Printer mailing labels
  • Scissors
  • Large Ice Chests
  • DC to AC Power Inverters
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Blue Shop Towels
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Box Cutters
  • 3 gallon Lawn Sprayers
  • Plastic Folding Tables
  • Heavy Mil Visqueen Plastic Roles
  • Rope
  • Dawn soap
  • Large Trash Cans with Lids
  • Garden hoses
  • Leatherman Multi-tools
  • Waterproof Digital Cameras
  • 2 GB SD memory cards
  • Video cameras
  • Pliers
  • Mustang Lifejackets
  • Rain gear
  • Chest Waders
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Gauze pads
  • Forceps
  • Mini hand-held propane torches
  • 8" x 10" dry erase boards and markers
  • Disposable sterilized scalpels
  • Clipboards with internal storage
  • Letter Sized File folders
  • Backpacks for making field kits
  • Mini pelican cases
  • Aluminum foil
  • Small ice chests
  • Small hard-plastic swimming pools
  • 300 gal Rubbermade Tanks


I know we have some of the most generous people in our community and I hope that everyone can make some type of donation, no matter how small.

The good folks at GEDA have agreed to transport all donations to the East Bank location, so you don’t even have to cross the river to help out!

We’ve all seen the heartbreaking photos and news footage of the affected wildlife.  Please give.


Originally published at West Bank Living


Re-Blogged 3 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. John MacArthur 06/20/2010 07:30 AM
  2. Tiffany Burke 06/23/2010 04:44 PM
  3. Joetta Fort 07/22/2010 03:39 AM
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Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear that your home state is getting hit AGAIN by some freaking disaster. I feel so bad for the home owners of LA. Great post! I hope it generates the interest it deserves.

Jun 16, 2010 05:33 PM #1
Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

I hope your post generates interest. It is so sad to see what is going on down there.

Jun 17, 2010 04:27 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Lisa,

Like Greg, it seems that your area just keeps getting hit time after time--it's time another neck of the woods takes a beating.  Thanks for the list and thanks for keeping us updated too!  You're doing a better job than the news, that's for sure!

Jun 18, 2010 04:59 PM #3
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Lisa, As the others have mentioned, it breaks my heart that your area keeps getting hit.  You are an amazing person for taking the time to do what most others won't.  

Jun 20, 2010 07:00 AM #4
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

Excellent post as usual! Great information's list!

Thanks for sharing and the update,


Jun 21, 2010 12:17 PM #5
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

That's the kind of thing I like to see - a way for people to get involved, and not wait around for the government.

Jul 22, 2010 03:31 AM #6
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