Friday, June 11, 2010
As a lifelong Louisiana resident it comes as no surprise that the tragedy that has unfolded over the past few weeks is really hurting my heart. Each day new images and news bring me a bit more sadness and leave me feeling a bit more helpless.
Generations of fishermen who are following the only trade their family has ever known are jobless. Innocent animals are swimming in the effects of our human error and meeting their demise. Our delicate marshes and waterways despite efforts are being flooded with oil and our native plants are faltering. The beaches lining the coast show signs of the spill as tarballs wash ashore. Each day and hour that passes makes the situation more dire and leaves the gulf coast (and the world) wondering just how much damage will be done. And we all are praying that a solution is found before hurricane season rears its head.
I don't like feeling helpless. Seeing these things unfold around me makes me want to find a way to do my part to help. So I have decided to offer a photo print of mine and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Audobon Society who is helping preserve wetlands, heal animals and clean up the mess. Please help our coast by purchasing a print or donating directly to one of the organizations aiding in relief.