Donations Needed for Wildlife Rescue and Recovery on Gulf Coast

Real Estate Broker Owner with Crescent City Living LLC

The Jefferson Chamber is collecting items to assist the Terrebonne-Barataria National Estuary Program in the rescue and recovery of oiled wildlife.

Gulf Oil Spill
Photo credit: Greenpeace USA 2010 on flickr

There is an immediate need for some items and two convenient drop off points for all donations. If you can help, please bring your items to:

East Bank Location

Jefferson Chamber Office
3421 N Causeway Blvd
Suite 203
Metairie LA

West Bank Location

Gretna Economic Development Assocation
711 Second Street
Gretna LA


The Gulf Response Involvement Team needs:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Plastic Measuring Tapes (like ones used for measuring fabrics/sewing)
  • Knee-high Rubber Boots
  • Duct Tape
  • Clear Plastic Storage Bins with LATCHABLE lids
  • White Terrycloth Towels
  • Solid Foam Camping Mats (for cutting to line turtle cages)
  • Yellow Kitchen Cleaning Gloves
  • Safety goggles/glasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Aveeno face sunscreen
  • Coppertone spray sunscreen
  • Zip Ties/Cable Ties
  • Heavy Mil Lawn Trash Bags
  • Hand Saws
  • Blue Tarps
  • Ratchet Straps
  • Bungee Cords
  • Nets (all shapes and sizes for catching wildlife)
  • Ziploc Bags (gallon and quart-double zipper seal for preserving samples)
  • GPS Units
  • Baby wipes
  • Orange soap hand cleaner soap
  • Binoculars
  • Dry Bags
  • Grease Pens
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Clickable Sharpies
  • Waterproof Paper
  • All-in-one Printer & Copiers
  • 1" & 2" 3-ring Binders
  • Printer mailing labels
  • Scissors
  • Large Ice Chests
  • DC to AC Power Inverters
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Blue Shop Towels
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Box Cutters
  • 3 gallon Lawn Sprayers
  • Plastic Folding Tables
  • Heavy Mil Visqueen Plastic Roles
  • Rope
  • Dawn soap
  • Large Trash Cans with Lids
  • Garden hoses
  • Leatherman Multi-tools
  • Waterproof Digital Cameras
  • 2 GB SD memory cards
  • Video cameras
  • Pliers
  • Mustang Lifejackets
  • Rain gear
  • Chest Waders
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Gauze pads
  • Forceps
  • Mini hand-held propane torches
  • 8" x 10" dry erase boards and markers
  • Disposable sterilized scalpels
  • Clipboards with internal storage
  • Letter Sized File folders
  • Backpacks for making field kits
  • Mini pelican cases
  • Aluminum foil
  • Small ice chests
  • Small hard-plastic swimming pools
  • 300 gal Rubbermade Tanks


I know we have some of the most generous people in our community and I hope that everyone can make some type of donation, no matter how small.

The good folks at GEDA have agreed to transport all donations to the East Bank location, so you don’t even have to cross the river to help out!

We’ve all seen the heartbreaking photos and news footage of the affected wildlife.  Please give.


Originally published at West Bank Living


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Christa Ross
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist

I hope your post generates interest. It is so sad to see what is going on down there.

June 17, 2010 11:27 AM
Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Hi Lisa,

Like Greg, it seems that your area just keeps getting hit time after time--it's time another neck of the woods takes a beating.  Thanks for the list and thanks for keeping us updated too!  You're doing a better job than the news, that's for sure!

June 18, 2010 11:59 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville AL MLS
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)

Lisa, As the others have mentioned, it breaks my heart that your area keeps getting hit.  You are an amazing person for taking the time to do what most others won't.  

June 20, 2010 02:00 PM
Adam Malachi
RLO Millennium Real Estate and Mortgage.

Excellent post as usual! Great information's list!

Thanks for sharing and the update,


June 21, 2010 07:17 PM
Joetta Fort
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
The DiGiorgio Group

That's the kind of thing I like to see - a way for people to get involved, and not wait around for the government.

July 22, 2010 10:31 AM

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