Rhoads Discusses ‘Restore the Gulf’ on CBS

By Purnell T. Cropper | July 7, 2010

Gordon Rhoads ’07 was interviewed by Philadelphia’s  CBS3  last week regarding his volunteer efforts in the BP oil spill and his organized initiative Restore the Gulf.

Restore the Gulf is universal. It’s about helping any way you can,” says Rhoads. The former Political Science major launched Restore the Gulf in May to help raise awareness for the communities affected by spill. He journeyed to New Orleans to be on the frontlines of the disaster and ask members of local communities what they needed to recover.

“The needs are pretty basic,” says Rhoads who has a list of urgent needs posted on his blog. “The families really need food such as canned goods, baby formula and rice.”

Other urgent needs include batteries, first-aid kits, children’s clothing and toys, and gift cards for stores like WalMart and BJs. Click here to view the entire list.

Later this month, Rhoads will be making the 20-hour drive again to deliver supplies to local communities.

To watch Rhoads on CBS, click here.