In the past couple of weeks, the world has been hit by the devastating news of BP’s oil spill in the Mexican Gulf. Whilst this hasn’t affected a lot of us directly (just as a result of our geographical locations), we can all agree that this is a massive man-made disaster that needs to be fixed. [...]
So we’ve teamed up with 3 amazing companies –MetaLab, Squarespace & CampaignMonitor – to assist with the restoration of wildlife in the area: Kill The Spill is a new initiative from the 3 companies and it hopes to generate funds that will be donated to the National Wildlife Foundation. (Official WooThemes Blog)
Other companies like Micrsoft’s Bing are making similar attempts to help animals affected by the spill, although none of these companies are temporarily changing their backgrounds to “BP black” like Tumblr.
As of this post “Kill The Spill” has raised almost $6,700 since going online, and currently needs help to meet the $35,000 goal.
It will be interesting to see if other blog platforms such as Posterous, WordPress, Blogger and Movabletype join the cause (or start their own), as the Gulf of Mexico can use all of the help that they can get right now.