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December 15, 2010 I LOCAL I www.stonecountyenterprise.com STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE 19 Making This Right Beaches Claims Cleanup Economic Environmental Investment Health and Safety Wildlife "My family's been That's why we've ~r~.~I~l~ fishing for eight generations. It's just a way got to get this cleaned up. " Pete Floyd Commercial Fisherman, Pascagoula, Mississippi of life, When thespill hit, a lot of people said it would be the end. BP said they would try to make this right. But how was an energy company going to help a fisherman? Putting People to Work The first thing they did was rent my boat and hire me to help with the cleanup. They made up my losses so I could pay my bills. And they worked with all kinds of people here from fishermen and shrimpers to restaurant owners. It helped us keep our businesses open. And it helped us make ends meet so we could support our families. Staying for the Long Haul When they capped the well in July and finally killed it, we were all relieved. But would BP stick around? Well, they did, The beaches are clean and we're back on the water fishing so things.are getting a whole lot better. They are still here and have said they will keep working for as long as it takes. Getting Back to Normal BP asked me to share my story with you to keep you informed. If you still need hel !o, please call 1-866448-5816 or go to bp.com. If you're wondering what you can do, well - the next time you're shopping, buy a little Gulf seafood. There is none finer. For information visit: bp.com restorethegulf.gov facebook,com/bpamerica twitter.com/bp_a merica youtube.com/bp For assistance, please call: To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401 To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816 To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858 mississippigulfresponse.com 2010 8P, E&P