Local effort seeks supplies to help with Gulf clean-up

oilbirdSupplies are needed to aid in Gulf Coast clean-up  operations and may be dropped off at Blowing Smoke BBQ parking lot (514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) Saturday, June 12 from noon to 5 p.m. or at the Coastal Pet Rescue Pet-a-Palooza event on Saturday, June 19 from noon to 8 p.m. at Molly McGuire’s on Wilmington Island. Catnip N Biscuits on Skidaway will also accept items all week long from 9 am to noon and 2 – 6 p.m. until June 28.

Needed items include:

  • Heating pads (w/o auto shut off if possible)
  • Large Rubbermaid containers with lids
  • Heating lamps
  • Large backyard portable pools like found at Wal-Mart
  • Disposable Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Plastic Trash Cans
  • Newspaper
  • Linens
  • Sheets
  • Toothbrushes
  • Heavy Duty Rubber Gloves
  • Kennels (Small to X-Large)
  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Stand by fire extinguishers
  • Bottled water
  • Detergent – (Biodegradable)

The supply drive will end June 30, at which time Green Lifespace will deliver the collected items to Apalachacola River Keeper in Franklin County, FL and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. “I believe strongly in the power of people coming together for a common cause,” said Maria Castro, President and Founder of Green Lifespace. “As an avid animal lover and environmentalist in Savannah Georgia, I felt it was my responsibility to step up and take action and invite others to do the same in support of our precious wildlife being affected.”

In addition to the supply drive, Castro will attend training on cleaning oil spill by PEC (Petrolium Education Council) so that she may volunteer her efforts while in Florida. Businesses or individuals interested in contributing toward the supply drive and travel expenses may contact Maria Castro at mfcastro@greenlifespace.com or (912) 844-3184.

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