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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nonprofit Matter Of Trust Uses Donations Of Hair, Fur To Clean Up Gulf Oil Spill


Thank you, H P, for posting this simple and powerful way to make a difference. I just got my hair cut last week, so I won't be able to donate for a while, but I'm passing this on via Facebook & blogspot :)

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


One nonprofit has an innovative solution for cleaning up the massive oil spill on the Gulf Coast, using the ultimate renewable resource: human hair. Since its founding in 1998, Matter of Trust has collected donations of human hair and animal fur to clean up after the thousands of oil spills that happen each year. The hair and fur donations are made into mats and booms, which use old nylon stockings to keep clippings together.
Each day, 300,000 pounds of hair and fur are cut in hair salons across the United States. Unneeded hair and fur can be sent to Matter of Trust's headquarters to be assembled into resources that will help clean up Louisiana waters following the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Donations are pouring in from every state in the country to aid the clean up process.
Individuals can organize "hair-raising" events in their communities to collect donations or speak to locate hair stylists and pet groomers about sending in the leftover hair and fur.


Here is the direct link for donations and info:
http://www.matteroftrust.org/

3 comments:

Moonangelnay on Etsy said...

it's so awful what has happened. I already have short hair so i can't contribute but i'll tweet your post to spread the word at least. I wasn't aware of this organisation, but i am from the UK.

Bobbi Lewin said...

It makes me so sick to think of the wildlife affected by the spill. I think about the birds here on the Great Salt Lake who are planning a trip to the Gulf Coast...... Thanks for posting the info on how to help.

Jan 4 Insight said...

Thank you both for your concern & support. I, too, have short hair and I found out about this the day after I got a haircut :) But they also take cash donations via PayPal, so that is where I made my donation to help with this crisis.

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