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East Chicago Lead Crisis - We Need Your Help!

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 3:40 PM

The Indiana State Conference, thanks to the efforts of our State Environmental Climate Justice Chair, Denise Abdul Rahman, is fully engaged.  Delivery of fresh fruits has been initiated to two Calumet area community based food banks: First Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church. Strack and VanTil and Whole Foods have each donated to the churches' food banks for distribution to the residents that have been hardest impacted.  We express our sincere appreciation to all. 

We have also established a GoFundMe on line Account for those who wish to assist the residents of the West Calumet Housing residents who have been informed that they must move to get out of harm's way and to stop the ongoing and continuous exposure to lead and arsenic.  Many cost associated with moving are not covered by aid that has been given by the State such as apartment security deposits, utility deposits, packing materials, etc.  Further, those who move within a fifty (50) mile radius of their former home are not eligible for assistance.  The purpose of the GoFundMe campaign is to help with those out of pocket expenses. 

We need your help to make donations, to spread the word to your friends, family, social media contacts, and community about this crisis and about the fund.  Be ready to come to East Chicago and help in this effort.  We need all hand on deck.  Stay tuned for other efforts.  But for now, please Share this link to giving:

Thank you,

Barbara Bolling-Williams

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