This week we are requesting donations to help Leslie Kung and her family. Their two youngest children tested positive for high levels of lead in their blood, the youngest tested positive just last month. As of the initial date of this posting (December 6, 2013) they have been denied assistance through the city grant program.
Your donation to help this family is tax-deductible as a contribution to the Lead Safe America Foundation.
We are posting Leslie’s Story here today, please check back for more details or feel free to email LSAF’s Executive Director, Tamara Rubin directly if you have questions: TamaraRubin@mac.com
Here is the link to our “Donate” page. With any donation to help this family (check or PayPal contribution) please include in the notes either “Iowa Family” or “Leslie’s Family” and we will make sure the designated funds go to help them directly.
The way our program works is that funds donated to help this family will be paid directly to vendors by the Lead Safe America Foundation. For example, in this case we will likely pay temporary relocation costs directly to the landlord or vendor for their alternate housing and as Leslie and her husband plan on doing much of the work themselves (with the assistance of family) we will likely be purchasing several gift cards for them for supplies (as well as – as necessary – paying for professional independent hazard assessments/clearance testing and other services directly to certified vendors and EPA Contractors—unless, of course we are able to get those services donated directly by the vendors.)
Thank you for reading and for being interested in helping this family. Please share these links and posts on Facebook and twitter.
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We will also post updates here with total raised to date for this family.