TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - Looking at the pictures on TV about the oil spill can be heartbreaking and make you feel helpless, but one local organization hasstepped in to help without leaving the area.
A group called Matter of Trust has been collecting hair andfiber to make booms for the Gulf oil spill. The booms will helpcollect the oil.
Alpaca fur collects oil too, so the Sisters of Providence aresending about 50 pounds away to help collect oil off the coast ofFlorida.
"There is two ways that they can do it. They either make feltedmats out of it or they stuff panty hose and then cover that with akind of mesh and they use it in the water like any other boom,"Director of the White Violet Center Sister Maureen Freemansaid.
The UPS store on south U.S. 41 in Terre Haute has alsovolunteered to ship the fur for free.
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