Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has become one of the industry's leading figures, not only because of his resounding success both on YouTube and with his entrepreneurial projects but also because of his outstanding philanthropic work that has changed the lives of many in recent years.
Among the impressive amounts of money he gives away in his videos and the donations that his crew makes both in-kind and financially to charity, one of his most transcendent proposals has been the creation of #TeamTress, a fundraiser that raised US$20 million to plant tons of trees around the world.
Now, after the success of this collaborative project, which reached the support of thousands of YouTubers, personalities and entrepreneurs with the help of Mark Rober, both content creators have joined together once again to bring a new initiative to life, this time focused on cleaning the oceans of the world.
Under the name of #TeamSeas, MrBeast’s next project features a crowd-funded campaign with the goal of raising US$30 million by 1st January to remove 30 million pounds of trash from the rivers, beaches and oceans.
To help with this, MrBeast and Mark Rober have joined forces with the non-profit groups’ Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup, who will receive all of the donations in order to fulfil the ultimate goal of #TeamSeas.
As part of the campaign’s kickoff, both Rober and MrBeast’s crew released a short video announcement, where they worked alongside the Fundación Vida Azul to clean around 63,000 pounds of trash from two beaches in the Dominican Republic, in just 24 hours.
In case you missed it, you can see it by yourself right below.
“I am so excited for this campaign and believe it will be transformational for our ocean and the communities and wildlife that depend on it,” added Nick Mallos, Senior Director from the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Program.
So, if you want to be part of this project and help clean the world’s ocean, you can do it by donating through teamseas.org, or through the donation’s banner on any TeamSeas-related video.
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Featured image courtesy of YouTube / MrBeast.