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Donations, Expenses, and Relief

We are 2 days away from the start of our expedition, and I wanted to take a couple of minutes to address the donations we are receiving and the expenses for the trip.  Check out a short video I posted this morning that addresses this topic.

We want to make sure that it is clear that our expenses for the trip are almost entirely local expenses, and the money is going straight into the local communities along the coast who have been dramatically impacted by the BP oil spill.  Every dollar that we spend with the local hotels, restaurants, cafes, fishermen, etc. provides much needed relief to the people in these communities.  These people rely largely on tourism and revenue from fishing in the Gulf for their survival, and they are struggling with the dramatic reduction in both tourism and fishing revenue as a result of this disaster.  These are the stories we want to capture and share with you, and these are the people that we are supporting by going down to the coast.  If you choose to make a donation to our effort, it will be going straight into these communities that have taken such a hit in recent months.

When we return, we will be planning the follow-up conference that will have its own set of expenses, but for now, all the donations are going down to the Gulf with us.  A special thank you to all those who have stepped forward and supported our efforts thus far.  We couldn’t do this without you!  Please visit the Supporters page on our site to see who has stepped up and provided their financial assistance.  We would love to add your name or your business to this list, so please consider making a small donation today.  Every dollar counts.

Thank you and we look forward to sharing these stories with you in the days ahead!

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08 2010