Support OVEC on #Giving Tuesday
As 2014 draws to a close, we here at OVEC are reflecting on our achievements and challenges of the past year. We are especially grateful to all our volunteers and supporters. You make it possible for us to work together to protect our air, land, water and the places we love.
Keep us working strong in 2015 by donating to OVEC today, #GivingTuesday. Our 2014 work will roll right over into the new year.
For instance, our response to the January 9 coal-related chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water supply of 300,000 people living in central West Virginia is still ongoing. As the emergency unfolded, we went into overdrive to help form the WV Clean Water Hub to deliver water and other needed supplies. We also connected affected residents with journalists to garner nationwide exposure, and helped organize rallies (one march featured in photo below) and meetings where citizens could hold politicians and regulators accountable. In response to citizen outcry, the legislature passed Senate Bill 373, which imposes the first-ever regulation of above-ground storage tanks.
Now, we are involved in plans to mark the one-year anniversary of the chemical spill and efforts to keep people mobilized in defending our water during the 2014 Legislative Session. Please save these dates in 2015 and plan to join us in Charleston, WV: January 9 - workshops and a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of the chemical leak; January 14 - make your water-defending presence known at the State Capitol during the governor's State-of-the-State address; January 17: Water Unites Us Rally at the WV State Capitol. Watch OVEC's event calendar page for details.
To learn more about our work in 2014, you can review our newsletters online. You can make certain OVEC is in good shape to tackle the challenges we'll meet in 2015 by donating to us today, #Giving Tuesday. Your tax-deductible donation is not just an endorsement of our work — it makes our work possible. (If you don't want to use a credit card to donate you can use PayPal or snail-mail us a check:
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The staff at OVEC is truly grateful for your support. We extend our wishes for a love, laughter and beauty-filled holiday season to you all!
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