UPDATE: MooShoes will be donating 10% of all in store sales on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday May 9th to PATH. They will also provide customers with an additional 5% off of your purchase if you donate any of the desperately needed supplies that PATH is requesting.
Important information from People Protecting Animals and Their Habitats (PATH):
Our country is beginning to suffer the consequences of what may be the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The aftermath of the spill will be truly devasting to animals and their habitats across the gulf coast. Kelly Overton and his organization, PATH, have determined a need for logistical, supply and rescue support that will be needed for months to come.
Our Hen House will be following Kelly’s rescue efforts and consistently speaking with him while he is on the gulf coast, from where he will be able to provide information on how you can help the rescue efforts.
Here is Kelly’s report from this morning: “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, as well as an address where you can send them. 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 with stakes
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 cords
Video camera with appropriate cords
Vegan snack bars
Walmart/Target gift cards
Electrical extension cords
In NYC, supplies/donations can be dropped off at:
78 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(Lower East Side between Grand/Broome)
If you’re in the Portland, OR area, supplies/donations can be dropped off at:
1217 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214
PATH is 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 10033
Please continue to check back to www.ourhenhouse.org for info on how you can help PATH’s efforts with the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the gulf.
Photo: The image at the top of this blog entry was uploaded to Creative Commons using Flickr upload bot on 05:18, 18 October 2009 (UTC) by Pauk.