My name is Rachael Miller, I am the founder/director of the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean. Our mission is to find and remove marine debris from our rivers, bays and oceans. And this month, we got into the Pepsi Refresh Everything funding contest. And this is why I am writing... we need the help of people who love the water everywhere to spread the word and vote for us.
Your votes will help secure a vital grant to fund our work cleaning plastic and debris out of our waterways. We need the money and desperately need your votes to get it. If we get into the top 100 by the end of the month, we stay in the contest and have a chance at support from HIgh School and College Sailing Teams, surfers, divers and environmental clubs.
Please, please go to http://www.refresheverything.com/rozaliaproject and click on "Vote for this Project" or TEXT 101390 to 73774 (spells PEPSI).
Voting is easy. Just click the link! It literally takes less than a minute, it does not cost anything, and Pepsi will not fill your inbox with spam once you register. Please vote now, and if you can, once a day through August 31 (the next 12 days) when the contest ends and the grants are decided.
All you need to do is click: http://www.refresheverything.com/rozaliaproject or TEXT 101390 to 73774
Please pass this on to anyone/everyone you know (at work, school, other surfers, friends, family, your children, their friends...) and ask them to vote too, if you would. We only have 12 more days to make this happen. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your help.
The Rozalia Project, our oceans and I thank you! And a big thanks to Surf Patrol for permission to post this at the top of the forum.
Rachael Z. Miller
The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
For more information, here are some links:
Our web site is: http://www.rozaliaproject.org
We just had a big article in Sail-World: http://www.sail-world.com:80/USA/Sailor ... ters/73388
Blog - with a new entry from 2 days at Providence and Boston Community Boating: http://rozaliaproject.blogspot.com/2010 ... trash.html
and the facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rozalia-Project-for-a-Clean-Ocean/284509630597?ref=search where I post daily reminders and reasons to keep voting as well as photos from our dockside marine debris programs.
Thank you again. I hope you and your family have been enjoying summer and are looking forward to more fun in the fall.