The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an Emergency Response page with evening updates on the oil spill and trajectory maps.
Check out updates by official first responders.
To report oiled wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill please call the Wildlife reporting hotline at 1-866-557-1401.
Sign up to volunteer in Mobile, Alabama by clicking here.
To report oil on land, or for general Community and Volunteer Information, please phone 866-448-5816.
To discuss spill related damage claims, please phone 800-440-0858.
BP is hiring fishermen to assist in cleaning up the oil spill. BP is looking to contract shrimp boats, oyster boats and other vessels for hire to deploy boom in the Gulf of Mexico. The program is called Vessels of Opportunity. Fishermen should phone 281-366-5511.
NOLA (dot) Com has put together a timeline of the event beginning with the platform explosion.
Oxfam is accepting donations to assist vulnerable communities:
To charge your donation to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card, call 800-77-OXFAM.
Fax your contribution form, including your credit card information and donation amount, to 617-728-2562.
Mail your check, payable to “Oxfam America,” to:
Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response Fund
P.O. Box 1211
Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211
Oil Spill Volunteers explains a lot about what you have to know before you can help.
The National Wildlife Federation makes restoration of Louisiana’s wetlands their priority. They also have some ideas beyond volunteering and donations.