13 year old Meagan Bethel of Tuscon, AZ read about the plight of oiled sea life in the Gulf after the BP oil spill and started her Coins for the Coast campaign to raise funds for nonprofits like STRP to rescue wildlife.
Meagan used her social media networks -- Facebook and emails -- to spread the word and ask for help. She started researching the oil spill when she saw images of oil-drenched animals in the news and decided she'd respond to the disaster and the toll it has taken on Gulf Coast wildlife by initiating a campaign to collect coins and other small amounts of money to send to organizations doing rescue and cleanup work. Meagan's passion for animals inspired others to donate to the cause, and she has so far raised $865 for STRP. Thank you, Meagan!