Thursday, June 24, 2010
The BP Oil Spill Makes us ALL sick... literally.
I was just appalled by this video link that my brother Roger sent to me. Please play it and share it with friends and family to help increase the awareness of what is going on on the Gulf coast.
I started this blog back in 2005 when I was directly affected by Hurricane Katrina and I feel like this is the Katrina of 2010. The only difference is that Katrina came and went- and we could rebuild. Lord knows when we will be able to recover after this disaster- it will be decades until we come out from underneath this one. Ok- I take it back... this is NOTHING like Katrina. This is much worse and its happening to my hometowns- both Pensacola, FL and New Orleans, LA and everywhere in between and then some- and who knows how much farther it will travel.
I am so saddened by what is happening and in 3 days- I will be back in my hometown to see for my own eyes what is going on. I want to volunteer but those who are already certified (like my sister who got certified back in May) still have yet to be called to help clean up these beaches. Can you believe that there are thousands of volunteers ready to help and instead- we are watching tar balls come up on shore with not a soul in sight-- one ready to clean up anyway. Here is another one worth watching:
It's so crazy that these parents are allowing their kids to play on tar balled beaches or swim in what seems to be boiling water in the ocean. Have they turned on the tv at all or picked up a paper or just listened to anyone in or around those communities? It makes me sick just watching this... and I have a feeling those people exposing themselves to these harsh chemicals will get sick as well. My heart goes out to everyone that has been effected by this awful spill. I pray every day that they will find a solution and stop this oil from leaking asap.