The BP Gulf Oil Disaster: How to help
As summertime sets into full swing, Floridians are keeping a close and fearful eye on BP's oil disaster in Gulf of Mexico. Since the oil rig explosion on April 20th, BP has been despicably unsuccessful in stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf. While residents in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana begin to see the effects of this immeasurable disaster, Floridian residents and vacationers fear the worst.
The Foster Team would like to strongly encourage everyone to be informed, be aware, and take action when and if you can. We have a few helpful links posted below. Please pass this information on to your friends, family, co-workers, or feel free to repost this to anywhere that you can.
The Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is also asking Floridians and visitors to watch for oiled wildlife, vegetation, and beaches by becoming a Coast Watch volunteer. Learn more at www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org.
Report injured or oiled animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline at (866) 557-1401.
Report oiled shoreline to (866) 448-5816.
Report a change in air quality to www.epa.gov/bpspill.
For information on scheduled beach cleanups and other volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org.
BP has established a volunteer program. Learn more by calling BP's toll-free community information line at (866) 448-5816.
Wildlife, Inc. Education & Rehabilitation Center: call (941) 778-6324; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.volunteerflorida.org