10/20/2010 08:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Stories From The Gulf': Residents Share Their Struggles After The Oil Spill

CORRECTION: Bridge The Gulf was incorrectly called Bridge The Gap in this post.

StoryCorps, an organization known for highlighting the unique stories of individual Americans, has teamed up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Bridge The Gap to tell the stories of Gulf residents reeling from the BP oil spill.

The Stories from the Gulf project will put out new oral histories each week, documenting how individuals and families in the Gulf lived before the oil spill and how the disaster has affected their lives.

Gulf fisherman George Barisich shares his story -- of life growing up in Louisiana, his beloved boat and how the oil spill has affected his business.


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Fans of the project can support it by making a donation to StoryCorps to support their storytelling efforts. Donors can also give to the NRDC in support of the organization's environmental mission.

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