If you are far from the Gulf Coast, like myself, there are ways you can help.TAKE ACTION // has a compendium of resources and charities dedicated to cleaning up the Gulf.
AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVATORY // you can donate as little or as much as you can spare
And please remember; look into how your donation is spent. Each year, charities like the National Wildlife Federation and UNICEF spend much of your donation on operational costs and fundraisers. Take a second to research how much of your donation will reach it's intended destination.
You can see how your charity rates, including what the CEO is paid at CharityNavigator.com