HOW TO HELP
HOW CAN I HELP? This is a question many have asked in the face of this apocalyptic BP Oil Flood and the cowardly abdication of leadership by our elected officials in D.C.
How can we as individuals help? What can we do? We will strive to keep this section relevant, accurate and updated over time. Following are some links to organizations looking for person-power and donations of varying kinds; please use our comments section below to suggest more, or e-mail them to MurderedGulf@gmail.com
To try to use some of the momentum coming off of Sunday’s awesome event, we are building a low-volume announcement e-mail list as “Murdered Gulf” transitions into what’s next. Please join us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We won’t spam you! We just want to stay in touch about other events.
Danielle Brutsch of the New Orleans Public Library has helpfully compiled a document with contact information for many organizations, paid and unpaid. You can get that document in PDF format here, and also check out NOPL’s full page of informational and advisory information related the BP Oil Flood.
Think “hair booms” are a no-go, just ’cause BP said so? Hair Booms are working and in use at the local level throughout Louisiana. Learn more through local nonprofit “The Oily Hair Project,” whose website has a number of ways you can help, including a call for volunteers, information on where to drop off hair and the facts on hair boom usage. A partner of Matter of Trust, Oily Hair Project’s site also provides vital safety information for would-be volunteers. Sometimes knowing what NOT to do is important too!
Roger Ivens, one of our Sunday speakers, is a HAZWOP– Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency response– trainer who is coordinating low- and no-cost certification trainings for people and groups who want to do direct volunteer cleanup work on the coasts. To get trained, see his Meetup Group, NOLA Oil Spill Cleanup & Animal Rescue
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade has been hard at work on related issues for ten years, long before the BP Oil Flood. They are working hard to save our Gulf, and looking for “time, money, brains, energy and commitment.”