Here’s to wringing out all the dirty laundry of 2018, and ringing in 2019 with a renewed commitment to taking action!
First, today, December 31, 2018, is the final day to contact Congress to ask them to: Ensure Coal Companies Pay Their Fair Share To Provide Benefits to Miners With Black Lung
Midnight tonight is the last chance in 2018 to get in your tax-deductible donation to OVEC to help support our work in 2019.
If, however, you are wondering why you should support OVEC when you have so many other year-end appeals in your e-mail inbox, check out our Winter 2018-19 Winds of Change newsletter. See what we’ve been up to in the last few months. On page two, find out what author Elizabeth Catte has to say about us.
If you are still on the fence about sending in a year-end donation, please consider the words of board member Diane Wellman, who has been an OVEC member for decades: “I’ve supported OVEC all these years because OVEC has enriched my life and my community, and because I know that when I’m unwilling or unable to protest or knock on doors, there’s a tenacious group of people out there doing it on my behalf, and that’s no small thing.”
First Things First in 2019: Water!On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 2014 water crisis, community members are invited to gather together for WATER: A sacred gift, a human right, and our stewardship role.
When: 6 – 8 p.m. January 8, 2019
Where: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1600 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25311
Community leaders will:
– Discuss current and legacy water pollution issues our community faces and ways West Virginia residents can be proactive in protecting safe drinking water
– Hold a candlelight vigil on the banks of the Kanawha River to mark the fifth anniversary of the MCHM water crisis.
This event is free and open to the Public. Light refreshments served.
Co-sponsoring groups: CARE–Call to Action for Racial Equality / Christians for the Mountains / Creation Justice Ministries / OVEC – Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition / West Virginia Citizen Action Group / West Virginia Council of Churches / West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light / West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Thank you! We are filled with gratitude for your support in 2018… See you next year!