MY #ALS REVISION: PLEASE READ
I was recently nominated to do the ALS challenge by a few friends. I can appreciate what it stands for and the countless people it's helping. However it really made me think about my home... California. Our severe drought and the thought of wasting water does not sit well with me.This photo was taken recently on the California Delta. The Delta has not only brought me YEARS of summer fun and happiness, it's also vitally important to how we live our DAILY lives. Right now... I'd rather think outside the bucket.
It might seem selfish... or even wrong to some but I feel confident ALS is getting a TON of help right now which is amazing. My state however is struggling and that's something that hurts my heart. I'm a proud Californian born and raised. The California Delta is in desperate need of repair. If you don't know what the Delta is you should look it up! The Delta is what provides water for the ENTIRE state. It's how Southern California gets it's water. It's also how farmers are able to grow their crops in the central valley. You know... those CRAZY IMPORTANT CROPS that feed more than 50% of the US fruits, nuts and vegetables. Economically this could hurt not only my state... but the entire US.
ALS made me think about water and because of that I donated to Save the Bay. (@savesfbay) #savesfbay They're a small organization aimed at keeping the bay free of pollution, reckless shoreline development, keeping the salinity of the delta in check, conservation of wildlife, reestablishing marshes... I could go on and on. ALL of which is important to this states water supply and how we use it. Please go to their site if you would like to learn more and how they are trying to make our water safe... and if you have some extra change a donation would be amazing.
I wish I could donate to both ALS and Save the Bay... but I'm a poor starving actress and host. If I have to put my money on something I'm choosing my state and it's water supply. I hope in the future I can give more to more charities. Thank you @thetenillehouston & @mrdanielnguyen 4 making me think about giving. I'm sorry I changes the premise a little! Thanks & donate pls! 💋