distributing-food-nbcvid.jpgThanks, in part, to a million dollar donation from BP last week, watermen and their families are getting the help they need in Gulf coast areas where shrimp boats are docked alongside waters polluted with oil.

Food is being distributed for the people, while animals needing to be cleaned are being rescued. Many fewer birds and turtles than expected have needed assistance, so far.

WATCH the Making a Difference video below, or at MSNBC.