As most of you know, I am originally from the South. I grew up in Atlanta, but moved to the Gulf Coast of Alabama when I was in high school. My parents still live on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. The Gulf Coast is my heart. I spent my summers at our beach house on Ono Island fishing on the wharf and enjoying the Southern sun. Boating and water skiing in Ole River and Perdido Bay are a way of life. My parents now have a house in Perdido Key and they split their time between the Eastern Shore and the beach. Our beaches, bays, bayous, estuaries and rivers are in serious trouble. Oil is still spilling into our Gulf. I watch the news in NYC and I feel so far from home right now. I feel so helpless and so sad. If you follow me on twitter or facebook you know that I post any info I can, but I wish there was more that I could do. I want to pass along ways that you can help our Gulf Coast. I came across SOS Save Our Shore and they are selling some really cute merchandise.
I hope you'll Help Save Our Shore by buying and wearing one of these cute items! Click here to purchase.
All profits from sales on this website are donated to SOS Save Our Shores to help protect and recover our shores and wetlands from the BP oil spill.
They are also selling art:
Please help support the Gulf Coast in any way that you can. If you know of a cause that I can help promote here, please let me know and I'll post it. I want my son to know the Gulf Coast like I do. I don't want to have to worry about him not tasting gumbo and delicious Gulf seafood. I want to teach him to water ski in our waters and I want him to build sandcastles in our beautiful white sand. This disaster is happening in our backyard. Please y'all...do something!
I'll leave you with an open letter that Lucy Buffet of Lulu's Restaurant (one of my favorite restaurants) wrote. I think she sums it up quite nicely! Sorry about the lines, it was a forwarded email and I can't get the formatting to change.
7 hours ago