Birds of a Feather

I thought this was a cute story, especially since it is about the oil spill down in the Gulf of Mexico.  Olivia Bouler of Islip, NY has found her own way to help raise funds for relief efforts in the Gulf, primarily with saving birds that have been caught in the oil slick.  So far, she has helped to raise $80,000 towards the effort, but the most impressive thing is that she just turned 11-years-old.  Read the following article for more information.

MSNBC – “Girl raises thousands for Gulf birds”

Olivia Bouler doesn’t have time for anything else these days except to draw and paint. But that’s OK for the artistic fifth-grader, because everything she does is for the birds.

The Islip, N.Y., girl, who turns 11 on Friday, has raised an estimated $80,000 by sending her sketches and paintings of birds to people who donate to organizations helping with relief efforts in the Gulf of Mexico spill disaster.

“I do some in the mornings and some in the afternoons, and weekends are really the time for me get cracking at them,” Olivia told msnbc.com on Thursday in a telephone interview as she and her parents were headed to the Gulf for a visit.

(Click here to read the rest of the article.)

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