How to Join and Donate to OVEC


OVEC members have a vision for our future, a commitment to greater democracy and a cleaner environment. We are people from all walks of life who take an active role in community: by educating ourselves and others about the effects of pollution and corrupt politics on the environment and human health; and by taking unified action on regional environmental threats.

Why you should join OVEC
OVEC’s struggle to achieve environmental justice can succeed with your help. In a region faced with layoffs and economic belt tightening, polluters wield tremendous economic and political influence. In spite of laws and regulations – our air, water, and land continue to be degraded. Ultimately, the community and its people suffer.You can help OVEC by becoming an active participant and/or supporting OVEC with a generous donation.

OVEC’s presence is essential to our region’s environmental and social health.

When you join OVEC, you receive our quarterly newsletter, invitations to special events such as our annual membership picnic, opportunities to volunteer, plus the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a winning team.

OVEC is a 501-c-3 organization, so donations to OVEC are tax deductible.  When you donate $20 (or more) you become a member and we add you to our mailing list to receive a printed copy of our newsletter, Winds of Change (unless you do not wish to receive the newsletter). Click one of the buttons in the sidebar to donate.  If you prefer to donate by check, you may print this form and mail donations to:

PO Box 6753
Huntington, WV 25773-6753

If you cannot print the form, please provide the following contact information with your donation (or specify that you wish to donate anonymously).

Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
Home Phone
Email address
Indicate whether you wish to be added to the Action Alert email list.

* You may be trying to follow the bumper-sticker advice “Think Global; Act Local” by purchasing items produced close to home, from locally owned businesses. But if you, um, mess up and find yourself shopping on Amazon online, you can at least give a little bit to a good cause.

Log into Amazon Smile. Search for “Ohio River.” Choose “Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc.” from the drop-down menu (yes, that’s the full name of OVEC — no wonder we prefer our acronym).

When you make an eligible purchase, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to OVEC (as long as you choose us as your charitable organization of choice, and as long as you enter There’s no price increase for you.