50 for 50 Day Fifteen: Surfrider Foundation
Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day 15. I’m discouraged, but I can’t quit now.
Here’s what is going on: because I have everything I need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in honor of my birthday. And in honor of caring humanity and all that good stuff.
I will feature a different charity each day for 50 days leading up to my birthday to give you plenty of chances to get involved. You don’t have to donate or act every day, of course, or at all (and so far, very few people have. But I walk onward, hoping). I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you. You are the best.
Surfrider Foundation says their mission is: the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Since I spend a lot of my free time at the beach, this is personal to me. Whatever problems I have can always be soothed by being near the sacred waters of the ocean. I know that many others feel the same way. At sunset every evening, people gather to watch the sun go down into the ocean, just to see that last bit of light as it slides into the water. It always feels like church.
On the other hand, spending time at the beach means that I see beach pollution – plastics, effluent, trash, tires – and dangers to the beach like encroaching development, sea walls and loss of beach access. I clean up trash while I am down there, but I can only make my tiny dent.
Previously featured organizations:
United Through Reading
The Liz Logelin Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women