Our agency was founded in 1951 in Mobile, Alabama. Although Lewis also has offices in Birmingham and Nashville, the history and culture of our company owes a good bit to the people and institutions on the Gulf Coast. We live here. We work here. We play here.
Whether concerned about where our next fried shrimp po’ boy is coming from, or worried about the economic impact to the fishing, travel, and tourism industries or the local real estate market, we’re all watching the tragic situation playing out in the Gulf of Mexico and hoping for the best.
Just as we often feel powerless watching a hurricane bear down on our beloved coast, watching news reports, Facebook posts and more to monitor the oil spill situation can make any of us feel helpless in the face of this impending disaster.
But, countless groups have been preparing and mobilizing to deal with the oil spill and can use our support to accomplish their mission of saving wildlife, preserving fragile marsh and wetlands, and cleaning up our coastline, should the spill eventually reach land.
Before you donate your time, your money and your support, you owe it to yourself to get to know any group and make sure their mission is compatible with your beliefs and your donation.
Below is a list of just a few of the many groups working on the Gulf Coast that we think you should check out if you are looking for a way to help.
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Roberta Swan, Director For more information call 251-431-6409 or visit mobilebaynep.com
Casi Callaway, Executive Director and Baykeeper
If interested in volunteering to reduce the impacts of the oil spill to our Bay, call 1-888-433-4460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and available resources (boat, etc.)
Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana
6160 Perkins Road, Suite#225
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Toll-Free: 888 LA COAST (888.522.6278)
Register to volunteer or donate at www.crcl.org/coalitionprograms/oilspillrecovery.html