Even though it has been two months since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continues to impact areas across the gulf and relief efforts are still going strong. We’ll be feeling the effects of this disaster for many months (years?) to come.
As time passes, tragedies like this one may fall to the back burner, but can’t be forgotten! If you’re like me, you may feel helpless when it comes to finding ways to aid in the relief.
A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
If you don’t have the time or the resources to volunteer in the affected areas, one way to help out is to donate money to the various organizations working to provide clean-up efforts. And if you’re going to donate that hard-earned cash, why not get something in return?
Handmade Louisiana recently opened their team shop on Etsy, and 100% of the profits will be donated to various organizations helping to clean up the oil spill destroying our Gulf Coast. Here’s a look at some of the unique items our members are donating, click on the photos or links below for more info: