Borders extends Gulf Coast support efforts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In a continued show of support for the Gulf Coast, Borders has extended by three days the period in which 10% of customer transactions will be donated to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) to aid in oil spill relief efforts. Now customers have until June 17 to team with Borders to contribute up to $50,000 to the recovery efforts by visiting to download a special voucher and present that voucher at any Borders, Waldenbooks and Borders Express store nationwide.

According to the organization, more than 24,000 people from all over the world have signed up at to assist with oil spill recovery efforts. Up until recently, CRCL was focused on "thinking ahead of the oil," dispatching volunteers to clean up beaches and wetlands expected to be hit with oil. Now CRCL has also begun responding to areas where oil has made landfall and is moving to recruit, educate, train and mobilize volunteers. 

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