Ohio sisters collect Dawn to help gulf wildlife

Posted by Christi Reynard email
PARMA, OH (FOX19) Two young Ohio sisters are determined to make a difference, by helping the wildlife hurt by the Gulf Oil Spill.
"Seeing those birds and the animals that are stuck in the oil and they have to have people come and get them out because they can't even move. That's devastating," says Caitlyn.

13-year-old Maria Toth and her 16-year-old sister Caitlyn, saw the footage of animals covered in oil, and decided to start collecting bottles of blue Dawn dish soap.  Their goal is to collect 5,000 bottles by the end of July.
"We started a Facebook page to see how many people are interested in helping and over a hundred members a day came in," says Maria.  "We pass out fliers everywhere we go."
Volunteers have been using the blue dish soap to clean the oil off birds and other animals.
Donations started pouring in from all over he country. The sisters say the response has been overwhelming, so has the help.
After seeing the Facebook page, Patti Prokesh co-owner of Team Worldwide, an independent logistics company based in Middleburg Heights, OH, volunteered to send a fleet of trucks to deliver the soap to a sanctuary in Florida, free of charge.

"It's just a great honor to know that other people care besides us," said Caitlyn.

"It makes us feel good that we can help them," said Maria.

If you'd like to find out more information about donating, Click here for the Dawn Soap Gulf Wildlife Help Page.
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