Racing to Save the Planet: Conservation Efforts in the Gulf Region
In the coming days our country will begin to suffer the consequences of the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The aftermath of the spill will be truly devastating to animals and their habitats across the gulf coast. PATH has determined a need for logistical, supply and rescue support will be needed for months to come.
I will be leaving NYC to travel to the gulf region and mobilize a central supply and rescue/information center in the wake of the oil spill. PATH volunteers are currently establishing supply/donation drop sites in locations across the country. The supplies and donations secured at these sites will be efficiently sent to our central location in the gulf region and then distributed to areas of most need. Below are some items that are needed. Items that cost less to buy locally than mail/transport are not included.
Volunteers to collect supplies/donations in their communities/offices/schools
Nets w/ Handle
Tents w/ stakes/etc.
WaterPic(K)s – water spray – not electric brush
Sun Protection Lotion (non animal tested please)
Syringes for feeding (NO NEEDLES)
Digital camera (s) with appropriate connecting cords
Video camera w/ appropriate connecting cords
Veg/Vegan snack bars
Walmart/Target gift cards
Electrical extension cords
Financial support – donations
In NYC supplies/donations can be dropped off at
78 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(Lower East Side b/t Grand/Broome)
We are also in dire need of funding/support. This is an all volunteer effort, but housing/lodging will be needed. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation via www.ppath.org All funds collected will go to rescue efforts – no salaries, no advertising, no administrative costs!
Checks can be mailed to:
151 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Supplies can be mailed to:
c/o 420 Palm Lake Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
To learn how you can volunteer to help call 617-354-2826
Our Hen House will be blogging/podding about our efforts in the region and how you can help. Please visit www.ourhenhouse.org
Kelly Overton, MPA, MPH
People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats – PATH Inc.