My cause is protecting our oceans from pollution. Growing up in Puerto Rico, the ocean was my life. I would go to beaches almost daily to fish and surf. I cannot recall how many times I have seen beaches littered with trash or going fishing and reeling in a plastic bag. After one too many of those experiences, I decided to do my part and clean up local beaches with groups of friends. If one small group of people can make a difference, supporting a large organization that is dedicated to that cause can have a bigger impact. Funding through CFC would positively impact my cause. With more people supporting the cause, more can be accomplished.
-SK3 Immer Nieves, U.S. Coast Guard