Dan Dipert Companies

Dan Dipert helps in the Gulf Coast Clean-Up

Our founder, Dan Dipert, Sr., joined 330 volunteers at the 2006 Tourism Caring for America Gulf Coast Clean-Up in mid-March. The group of tourism professionals gathered to assist in the clean up of 9 tourism-related sites in and around Biloxi, Mississippi. 

“The wealth of history and culture along the Mississippi Gulf Coast could not be destroyed by Hurricane Katrina," said Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Executive Director Bruce Beckham. He added, “For two days, our volunteers sifted through rubble to save and preserve historic artifacts exposed to the elements and feared lost. We were honored to be able to lend a hand to our friends along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” 

During the 2006 Tourism Caring for America Gulf Coast Clean up, historic sites including Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home, the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum and other sites were tended to the volunteers representing the travel, tourism and hospitality community. In total, 5,000 hours of hard labor were provided over the two days. 

Dan Dipert spent most of his time at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum noting, "it was hard and dirty work, but we were all so pleased to be in a position to help." 

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that benefits society by preserving, conserving and promoting the responsible use of the world’s natural, cultural and historic treasures and supporting education and research to help secure the positive future of travel and tourism worldwide.  For additional information about Tourism Cares for Tomorrow, please visit www.tourismcares.org.