NASHVILLE, TENN. – (December 15, 2020) – On the rise Country music artistand songwriter, Allie Colleen , performed at a benefit in July 2018 toraise funds for Sea Turtle Recovery , a Non Profit Organization dedicatedto the rehabilitation of sea turtles and providing public outreach. In May2019 she was honored to partner with them and include her single, “T ake UpYour Arms ,” an anthem song about fighting for the good in the worldfeatured in a promotional video bringing awareness to the organization. As aspecial 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 SeaTurtle Recovery state of the art facility located within the Essex CountyTurtle Back Zoo. During the special event, her fans were given the honor togive the name Olaf to one of the two Sea Turtle Recovery’s two criticallyendangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Both of these sea turtles washed ashorecold stunned due to failing to migrate to warmer water before temperaturesbecame too cold. Donate to this cause to help pay for food, medicine,bloodwork, and other needs for Olaf and other sea turtle patients atseaturtlerecovery.org/donate and receive a special Allie Colleen signed magnetfor “adopting” Olaf. More information on Sea Turtle Recovery can be found atwww.seaturtlerecovery.org
“I absolutely adore Brandi and Bill. I am so blown away by their work andtheir 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 tryingto schedule a good night to do this live, I asked them what a good time wouldbe because I wanted to make sure they would still be at the clinic and hadn’tgone home yet. Brandi without missing a beat casually said “oh well we haven’tgone home in two days, we’re kind of here all the time so literally anytimeworks!” — that is how hard these two work. I am honored to support their causein any way I can.”
“Allie has, for years now, continued to help Sea Turtle Recovery savethreatened and endangered sea turtles. She is an inspiration not only for hermusic, but also for her compassion for wildlife,” shared Sea Turtle RecoveryCo-Executive Officer – Brandi Biehl. “Sea Turtle Recovery is humbled by herlove 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 resourcesand has worked with the organization for fundraising efforts in the past. Thesong “Take Up Your Arms,” is about knowing what is right and wrong and takingresponsibility for our homeland and bringing attention to those things thatcannot fight for their own survival. Watch the promotional video here.
The lyrics to “Take Up Your Arms” expresses how if we truly embrace each otherand come together nothing is impossible. From supporting endangered seaturtles that play a crucial role in the health of the oceans to just giving ahug, if we choose to embrace each other then nothing is impossible.
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About Allie Colleen:
A Belmont University graduate from Owasso, Oklahoma with a style that is trulyher own, Allie Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. A passion forsinging and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation ofbeing a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice. Her impeccablystrong voice with hints of timeless tradition falls between classic countryand the emerging country sound. The room never fails to silence as AllieColleen begins to sing about the layers of love and heartbreak that haveshaped her. Some of her newest songs bring witty lyrics and a connection tothe song unlike most today. One of her original songs, Close Enough, gainednearly more than 715k views on YouTube. Her social media following hascontinued to increase every year. Her passionate drive and innovative visionset her apart from her peers resulting in here music and videos going viral onthe internet – even capturing the attention of well-known radio show hostBobby Bones – proving that her audience is captive and waiting for her nextsong. Persistently working to hone her skills along-side industryprofessionals and performing at venues both around Nashville and nationalvenues 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 andtransparency in both the vocals and delivery. “Work in Progress” is a sweetsentiment regarding her introduction to the Music Industry co-written with hitsongwriter Marcus Hummon and well known studio engineer Greg Beick. Her debutsingle released in early July and her current single “Along The Way” isavailable now.
About Sea Turtle Recovery:
Sea Turtle Recovery, STR , is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organizationdedicated to the rehabilitation of sea turtles and providing public outreach.The Sea Turtle Recovery Center is a 4,000 square foot, state of the artfacility located within the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. STR’s life supportsystem uses UV and ozone to provide a safe environment for the sea turtles toheal until they can be released. Prior to Sea Turtle Recovery’s opening,endangered and threatened sea turtles that stranded in New Jersey due toillness or injury could be stabilized in New Jersey but, if they needed longterm care, had to be transferred out of state. These sea turtles had to endurelong transports as far south as North Carolina. Also, each year the increasedsea turtle strandings in the Northeast Region of the United States causedseveral facilities to reach capacity. With this occurring, it did not leaveavailable space for New Jersey’s stranded sea turtles. Sea Turtle Recovery wascreated to help these turtles in need. Another obstacle in New Jersey was thelack of information and educational resources available to the publicregarding sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Recovery was established to create avoice for sea turtles in NJ. Now, STR ensures that sea turtles receive thenecessary care here in NJ, and we are working to expand our education programin the state. Sea Turtle Recovery was started by two marine scientists thatwanted to do more to help save endangered and threatened sea turtles in NewJersey. Bill Deerr and Brandi Biehl both received their Bachelor’s degrees inMarine Science and have dedicated their lives to saving marine species. EachCo-Executive Officer has years of experience and training with marine mammalsand sea turtles. Teaming up with a group of individuals that have committedtheir time and energy to ensuring that sea turtles have a future, Sea TurtleRecovery was founded, creating the first long term sea turtle hospital in NewJersey. In 2016, STR and Essex County Turtle Back Zoo joined together forconservation. The Turtle Back Zoo donated a 4,000 sq foot facility and inreturn, STR provides outreach and sea turtle rehabilitation inside the zoo.Now we need your help to continue providing the best care possible for theseendangered and threatened species. Together, we can make a difference for seaturtles!
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