The Christian charity aid organization, Operation Blessing International, is raising money for crab fishermen in Louisiana who have been hit hard financially by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Most of the fishermen are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina five years later.
On Oct. 3, the Virginia Beach, Va.-based Operation Blessing and Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor Scott A. Angelle hosted an event billed as "Fisheries Fun Run." Nearly 200 people participated in the 2-mile Fun Run.
The event was part of the effort to raise funding to purchase shedding sets for soft shell crabs, which is an aqua-culture system with holding tanks for the crabs.
Operation Blessing International provided the initial funding for 25 shedding sets. Experts predict that each set should increase a fisherman family's annual income by about $14,000.