Columbia, Maryland (PressExposure) August 08, 2009 -- Employees at Debt Shield, a Maryland-based debt settlement company, are celebrating their most recent charitable donation to Ducks Unlimited, the world's leading wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages North American wetlands and other waterfowl habitats. The group has conserved over 12.6 million acres in the United States, Canada and Mexico as of January 1, 2009.
The charity is the latest of dozens of charitable organizations to benefit from Debt Shield's Denim Fund. The Denim Fund is an employee-driven fund which gains money every Friday when employees elect to wear jeans for the price of one dollar. When enough money accrues, a charity, submitted by employees, is selected at random.
Ducks Unlimited is an effective and established charity in part because 88 percent of the donations they receive go directly toward waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Ducks Unlimited was organized by a small group of sportsmen in 1937 after the Dust Bowl reduced the water-fowl population to record low levels. Members of the group include conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.
For more information about Debt Shield's Denim Fund, visit their website at http://www.debtshield.com/debtshieldhome/communityinvolvement.html. To learn more about Ducks Unlimited, please visit their website at http://www.ducks.org/.