Alex's Fin-tastic Festive Donation-Exchange
In an effort to help everyone stay home and isolate and avoid busy stores and post offices, I'm asking you to consider making a small donation that will help give the MERS team a WHALE-Y great christmas!
MERS (the Marine Education and Research Society) are a very small team that does very big work protecting and studying BC's magnificent whales (and other marine life)! I joined the board last year and am so excited to be able to support their efforts to educate boaters and marine users, raise awareness, respond to entanglements and conduct research so we better understand whale populations and behaviours.
Like many charities, MERS has been hard hit over the past year by COVID. It has affected their programs and operations and the usual fundraising campaigns that provide vital support for their work
Every donation will support their work to protect and understand BC's magnificent marine life.
All donations - big and small - are welcome. And if you really love whales you might want to consider becoming a monthly donor like me. Just $10 or $20 each month quickly adds up and provides the MERS team with desperately needed consistent funding. You can sign up online https://mersociety.org/donate and even set up your donation via paypal.
I'm no Baa-Hum-pback!
In return for a donation, not only will you get my unending gratitude, but I will spread the festive goodwill and make a matching donation to a charity of your choosing - so choose wisely.
Still need to do some Christmas S(py)Hopping?
(okay, I'm struggling with the puns)
MERS also has a scuba-duper online store stocked with all sorts of ocean-themed goodies for the ocean conservationist in your life (*ahem*... oh yeah, I'm doing donations instead). Check out: https://mersocietybc.square.site/s/shop . You can even sponsor a whale and then come visit me and we'll try to find it (no guarantees)!