How to Contribute
To donate to the Gulf Seafood Foundation's "Helping Hands" Program please choose the DONATE button below or send a check or money order to: Gulf Seafood Foundation Helping Hands, 2851 Johnston Street, Suite 162, Lafayette, LA 70503.
“After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma our fishing community is suffering,” said Jim Gossen, president of the Gulf Seafood Foundation. “Livelihoods have been demolished and a lot of our brethren are going to need a lot of help to get back on their feet. The Gulf Seafood Foundation has committed all funds raised for the rest of this year by the 501C-3 non-profit to be donated toward the "Helping Hands" Program.
According to Ewell Smith who co-chairs the Foundation's charitable donations, contribution will be used to purchase work gloves for fishermen. “Our “‘Helping Hands’
”program is committed to providing Gulf fishermen the one simple tool they use daily - work gloves.
“Five dollars may not seem like a lot, but consider that each pair of gloves cost more than five dollars,” explained Raz Halili owner of Prestige Oysters in Galveston, TX. “Fishermen go through three or four pair a week, that’s more than $75 a month they could have used to repair their flooded home, feed their kids, or pay their mounting bills.”
In addition, The Oyster Bed, LLC
is teaming with the Gulf Seafood Foundation to assist oystermen across the Gulf devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The company has created a promotional code “HelpingHands
” - to save customers 10% on the new The Steak Bed ordered from The Oyster Bed’s website, and for every use of this code a five-dollar donation is made to the Gulf Seafood Foundation