Allie Colleen Takes Fans On Exclusive Virtual Tour Of Sea Turtle Recovery To Name Endangered Rescue
NASHVILLE, TENN. - (December 15, 2020) – On the rise Country music artist and songwriter, Allie Colleen, performed at a benefit in July 2018 to raise funds for Sea Turtle Recovery, a Non Profit Organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sea turtles and providing public outreach. In May 2019 she was honored to partner with them and include her single, “Take Up Your Arms,” an anthem song about fighting for the good in the world featured in a promotional video bringing awareness to the organization. As a special opportunity to share the outreach and incredible care of the turtles, Allie invited her Facebook fans to join her in a virtual tour of the Sea Turtle Recovery state of the art facility located within the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. During the special event, her fans were given the honor to give the name Olafto one of the two Sea Turtle Recovery’s two critically endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. Both of these sea turtles washed ashore cold stunned due to failing to migrate to warmer water before temperatures became too cold. Donate to this cause to help pay for food, medicine, bloodwork, and other needs for Olaf and other sea turtle patients at seaturtlerecovery.org/donate and receive a special Allie Colleen signed magnet for "adopting" Olaf. More information on Sea Turtle Recovery can be found at www.seaturtlerecovery.org
“I absolutely adore Brandi and Bill. I am so blown away by their work and their efforts every single day to take care of lives that are not their own," expressed Allie Colleen. "When I was on the phone with Brandi and Bill trying to schedule a good night to do this live, I asked them what a good time would be because I wanted to make sure they would still be at the clinic and hadn’t gone home yet. Brandi without missing a beat casually said “oh well we haven’t gone home in two days, we’re kind of here all the time so literally anytime works!” — that is how hard these two work. I am honored to support their cause in any way I can.”
“Allie has, for years now, continued to help Sea Turtle Recovery save threatened and endangered sea turtles. She is an inspiration not only for her music, but also for her compassion for wildlife,” shared Sea Turtle Recovery Co-Executive Officer - Brandi Biehl. “Sea Turtle Recovery is humbled by her love for our patients, and we are proud to consider her part of STR's family. Olaf will be lucky to have Allie in his corner."
Allie Colleen is passionate about the earth and saving our natural resources and has worked with the organization for fundraising efforts in the past. The song “Take Up Your Arms,” is about knowing what is right and wrong and taking responsibility for our homeland and bringing attention to those things that cannot fight for their own survival. Watch the promotional video here.
The lyrics to “Take Up Your Arms” expresses how if we truly embrace each other and come together nothing is impossible. From supporting endangered sea turtles that play a crucial role in the health of the oceans to just giving a hug, if we choose to embrace each other then nothing is impossible.
About Allie Colleen:
A Belmont University graduate from Owasso, Oklahoma with a style that is truly her own, Allie Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. A passion for singing and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation of being a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice. Her impeccably strong voice with hints of timeless tradition falls between classic country and the emerging country sound. The room never fails to silence as Allie Colleen begins to sing about the layers of love and heartbreak that have shaped her. Some of her newest songs bring witty lyrics and a connection to the song unlike most today. One of her original songs, Close Enough, gained nearly more than 715k views on YouTube. Her social media following has continued to increase every year. Her passionate drive and innovative vision set her apart from her peers resulting in here music and videos going viral on the internet – even capturing the attention of well-known radio show host Bobby Bones – proving that her audience is captive and waiting for her next song. Persistently working to hone her skills along-side industry professionals and performing at venues both around Nashville and national venues garners Allie Colleen a growing fan base. Allie Colleen’s debut single, “Work In Progress” defines the life that’s shaped her with personal lyrics and transparency in both the vocals and delivery. “Work in Progress” is a sweet sentiment regarding her introduction to the Music Industry co-written with hit songwriter Marcus Hummon and well known studio engineer Greg Beick. Her debut single released in early July and her current single "Along The Way" is available now.
About Sea Turtle Recovery:
Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sea turtles and providing public outreach. The Sea Turtle Recovery Center is a 4,000 square foot, state of the art facility located within the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. STR’s life support system uses UV and ozone to provide a safe environment for the sea turtles to heal until they can be released. Prior to Sea Turtle Recovery’s opening, endangered and threatened sea turtles that stranded in New Jersey due to illness or injury could be stabilized in New Jersey but, if they needed long term care, had to be transferred out of state. These sea turtles had to endure long transports as far south as North Carolina. Also, each year the increased sea turtle strandings in the Northeast Region of the United States caused several facilities to reach capacity. With this occurring, it did not leave available space for New Jersey’s stranded sea turtles. Sea Turtle Recovery was created to help these turtles in need. Another obstacle in New Jersey was the lack of information and educational resources available to the public regarding sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Recovery was established to create a voice for sea turtles in NJ. Now, STR ensures that sea turtles receive the necessary care here in NJ, and we are working to expand our education program in the state. Sea Turtle Recovery was started by two marine scientists that wanted to do more to help save endangered and threatened sea turtles in New Jersey. Bill Deerr and Brandi Biehl both received their Bachelor’s degrees in Marine Science and have dedicated their lives to saving marine species. Each Co-Executive Officer has years of experience and training with marine mammals and sea turtles. Teaming up with a group of individuals that have committed their time and energy to ensuring that sea turtles have a future, Sea Turtle Recovery was founded, creating the first long term sea turtle hospital in New Jersey. In 2016, STR and Essex County Turtle Back Zoo joined together for conservation. The Turtle Back Zoo donated a 4,000 sq foot facility and in return, STR provides outreach and sea turtle rehabilitation inside the zoo. Now we need your help to continue providing the best care possible for these endangered and threatened species. Together, we can make a difference for sea turtles!