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Re: Fw: National Wildlife Federation: Oil Spill
  • Subject: Re: Fw: National Wildlife Federation: Oil Spill
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 15:54:37 -0500

me too Donna - so many worthy causes, so little time.....

On 5/5/10, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Since we are all caring folks on this list, I thought I would forward the
> message I received today from the National Wildlife Federation.B  Yes, I am
> involved in this group, not as much as I would like to be, but time just
> isn't
> there for me anymore.
> B
> Please don't feel you have to donate, I am only posting this in case
> someone
> would like to.B  There are so many things happening in this world lately,
> it
> is getting hard to decide who to give too with our limited funds.
> B
> Donna
> --- On Wed, 5/5/10,
> We are working fast and furious on a series of responses, action and needs
> related to the Oil Spill.B  I will be sending you updates as things are
> moving
> quickly for what NWF working with partners is planning on doing.B
> Here is the first action - please share this with others.
> Text2Give Campaign: Help Save Wildlife Affected by BP Oil SpillNational
> Wildlife Federation and Partners Launch Second-Fastest Mobile Text2Give
> Campaign in HistoryB Washington, DC (May 5, 2010) b  With 200,000 gallons
> of
> oil gushing every day into an already fragile and vulnerable ecosystem, the
> BP
> oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is shaping up to be one of the worst
> environmental disasters in our nationb s history. It is a direct threat to
> more than 400 species of wildlife b  many still in recovery from Hurricane
> Katrina. National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is on the frontlines: President
> and CEO Larry Schweiger has been working with local and regional partners,
> surveying the impacts, keeping the story as headline news, and consulting
> with
> officials on the ground.NWF is calling on the public to help save wildlife
> during this unprecedented environmental crisis. With the help of their
> partners at Merkle, Inc. and Mobile Giving Foundation, NWF launched
> the second-fastest mobile giving campaign in history. NWF is especially
> grateful to all of its wireless carriers who moved so quickly to address
> the
> urgent need.The Text2Give campaign allows the public to simply text the
> word
> WILDLIFE to 20222 on any mobile device through any carrier to donate $10 to
> NWF. Every dollar will go directly to help save wildlife affected by the
> oil
> spill and to conserve and restore these vital wetlands.The speed and
> efficiency of the NWF Text2Give campaign only underscores the severity of
> the
> situation.b Our treasured wildlife are innocent victims in this terrible
> crisis,b  said Schweiger. b They cannot save themselves b  itb s up to us
> to save them. Thatb s why Ib m asking everyone to give what they can
> today.b  NWF is also asking that people with social networking sites like
> Facebook and Twitter to post a message asking friends and family to help
> out,
> too.b The more people we can get to spread our message, the more
> impact we can have for wildlife affected by this senseless tragedy,b  said
> Jaime Matyas, executive vice president & chief operating officer of
> National
> Wildlife Federation.B b So please tweet, post a Facebook link, send out
> e-mails and text messages. Get the word out however you can and ask
> everyone
> to text WILDLIFE to 20222 right now! We need immediate support.b For more
> information about the spill, wildlife impacts, and how to get engaged
> (including coordinated volunteer efforts), please visit:
> www.nwf.org/oilspill.Immediate Release: May 5, 2010
> Contact: Aileo Weinmann, 202-797-6801, weinmanna@nwf.org
> National Wildlife Federationb s mission is to inspire Americans to protect
> wildlife for our childrenb s future. NWF partnered with Merkle to architect
> the mobile giving program and interactive strategy. B The Mobile Giving
> Foundation, also a key partner, is responsible for deploying the mobile
> giving
> program.
> ###
> NWF's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our
> children's
> future.
> Eliza Russell, Director of Education Programs
> Phone: 703-438-6439B  |B  Fax: 703-438-6468B  |B  Cell: 571-226-0152 |B
> russell@nwf.org
> National Wildlife Federation
> 11100 Wildlife Center Drive
> Reston, VA 20190-5362
> www.nwf.org
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zone 8A

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