Lead Safe America has created a fund to benefit the Eastside Portland Air Coalition (EPAC), a local (Portland, Oregon) volunteer-run initiative for air quality advocacy. EPAC was formed by neighbors who discovered they were living in toxic hot spots caused by glass manufacturing. EPAC’s membership quickly broadened to include neighbors around Portland (over 3,000 to date) who are facing toxic pollution in their own neighborhoods.
As our work is aligned with that of EPAC (protecting children from environmental toxicity in their homes, schools and neighborhoods)—and EPAC does not yet have its own 501(c)3 status—this is an obvious alliance, well within our mission.
In addition to the Lead Safe America program of offering free soil toxicity testing to the EPAC community (which is also the community where Lead Safe America’s headquarters is located) we are hereby accepting contributions for the benefit of EPAC’s activities.
Please click the “Donate” button here to make a tax-deductible contribution designated to the work of EPAC. Funds raised will be used to continue the Eastside Portland Air Coalition’s work to support one another as neighbors, while joining with other clean air advocates across Portland to enact long-term change. EPAC is bringing Erin Brockovich to Portland; sharing medical and scientific resources to help neighbors make informed choices; and advocating for neighbor involvement in the regulatory decisions that impact our health..
The first $10,000 raised will have no fee other than any PayPal fees associated with the donations [PayPal fees are reduced for nonprofits]; if we raise $10,000 or more, Lead Safe America will take just 2% of the funds raised to use towards administering the funds (specifically overseeing and reporting income and expenses using any funds raised through Lead Safe America.)
Any funds donated through Lead Safe America for EPAC will be used specifically to pay EPAC expenses directly to vendors, as funds are requested by the organizing members (examples: hall rentals, creation of printed materials, advertisements, web hosting, etc.)
We will post periodic updates here listing the total amount raised to date for EPAC, as well as the names of the donors, and any expenses covered – so please do check back.
Thank you for your support of this initiative.
EPAC $$ Raised To Date
May 7, 2016 – 4 pm
SalesForce.org, Nancy Crumpacker, Anneliese Hummel, Dan Saltzman, Neighbors For Clean Air, Mary & Mikal Schlick-Peveto, Damian Kilby, Kimberly Schulz, Ethan Ogle, Francis Peters, Katie Bretsch, Whole Life Vitality, William Crawford, Marisa Cohen, Friends of Rob Nosse, Elizabeth LeDoux-Callan, Philip Quitslund, Russell Somerset, Steve & Mary Lou Putman, Alexis Holloway, Betty Holladay, Laura & Karly Raymond Arruda, Anonymous, Gene Zilberstein, Charmain Creagle, Toni Dionne, Laura Rogers, Tedra Demitriou, Charles Johnson, Cathy Camper, Erin Brockovich Event (cash donations), Sheryl Maloney, Felicite Lamb, Tracy Sawyer, Greg Thelen, Heidi West, Cindy Young, Kerry Ryan, Jessica Applegate,Claudia Michel , Jennifer Jones,William Crawford, Katharine Salzmann, Hannah Howell & Amanda Jarman!
EPAC $$ Spent To Date:
$1,000.00 – 4/2/2016 – Revolution Hall Rental Fee
$126.23 – PayPal Fees
$150 -4/2/2016 – Brockovich Event Facebook Promotion