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LJ Neighbors Say No to Valley Oaks

$8,081 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 6 months
Created April 13, 2018
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Update amount of goal as seen below we are doing our best to fight use the recommendations given to us.  Funds will be used by Lone Jack Neighbors group for attorney fees, signs, banners, billboards, fliers, t-shirts, hats, administrative expenses such as paper/copies, etc...  Currently using funds daily to fight this expansion from Valley Oaks Steaks Company.

We have attorney expenses of around $9,500 plus mileage, food, lodging, etc.......

We have been advised to obtain the top hydro-geohydrologist in the state and he is known internationally, Tom Aley with Ozark Underground Laboratory.  Expenses there could be up to $10,000 for time, research, reports and testimony.

We now have an expert on vet drug residues that will have an expense of $2,000 to $3,000.

We can't give in to this profit driven entity.  Stay united. Keep up the fight and work together as a community. A united front will win over a money hunger single corporation. It may take years and sweat and tears the same as it took us to obtain what we currently are fighting for. Say No to Valley Oaks!

Contrary to what many say, this operation is not located “in the country”. At least 154 homes are located within 1.5 miles of the CAFO site --more than 10X that of the average for all other CAFOs in the KC region (14.67), and it is nearly 12 times that of the average for the other two cattle CAFOs in Missouri (11.84).  In addition, more than 880 homes are located within three miles of the CAFO. If you average 880 homes, with just three people per home, that is 2,640 people in a THREE-mile area – more population than the town of Holden, MO!

Situated on nearly 1,000 acres of land, attaching to 3-mile radius around Valley Oaks's CAFO, Powell Gardens, a botanical garden, is one of the Kansas City area's most beautiful and serene spots.  This asset to our community; however, is now in danger.


STAND STRONG AND PROUD!

Any help you can provide will be of great assistance in helping this wonderful community of neighbors stay strong and continue to fight for our health, our children's health, air quality, water quality, soil quality and property values.

Lone Jack Neighbors
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We are currently working on a health regulation the with the Johnson County Health Department. Many in our group are working to educate and promote this option in order to get it on the April 2019 ballot and these funds could assist in possibly getting that done. Karen Lux, one of the official members for Lone Jack Neighbors for Responsible Agriculture started this gofundme campaign and does receive the donations which are then immediately signed over to the Lone Jack Neighbors for Responsible Agriculture's account. We have almost reached our goal! Thank you for all the assistance you have provided, as a group, it has been amazing.
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We were able to reach our matching funds amount! Thank you so much to everyone that helped get us there.

One of our members, Britt Hill that won the Gift Certificate for a 90 minute massage from Tranquil Moments at the Buffalo Lodge event has donated the gift certificate back to us to be given away this month. Anyone donating this month will be put into a drawing for that gift certificate - $90 value.
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Matching Funds Drive

Donor of $5,000 to our cause is willing to match funds donated - up to another $5,000. We have had around $2,500 donated since this matching funds drive was offered.

We appreciate everyone's generosity and drive with this battle against Valley Oaks. You can donate through gofundme or mail donations to Lone Jack Neighbors - PO Box 74, Lone Jack, MO 64070.
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On August 6, 2018, a long-time Lone Jack couple who has raised their family here and cares deeply about the Lone Jack area, donated $5,000 towards needed funds to assist in paying for the experts that have been hired in our fight against the Valley Oaks expansion.

These expert witnesses are credible, highly educated and very expensive. We have tried to acquire the best experts in their field and everyone agrees that is what we need to do. We now have a hydro-geologist and an expert on vet drug residues.

That same couple mentioned above has extended an offer to match any further donations we can raise for Lone Jack Neighbors up to an additional $5,000 donation. So, if we can possibly raise another $5,000 through donations, they will match that with another $5,000 donation. This is a great help to keep our battle going.

Lone Jack neighbors had no idea how much money was going to be needed until recently to acquire these experts to provide their expert knowledge and testimony. We truly appreciate the generosity of this Lone Jack couple and their desire to stop this intrusive expansion. They are motivated by Lone Jack Neighbors' win on the "Stay Order" and feel if we can continue, we have a good chance of meeting our goal - stopping Valley Oak expansion.

We do appreciate everyone's generosity in helping our community battle Valley Oaks. You can use this gofundme campaign or send donations to Lone Jack Neighbors - PO Box 74, Lone Jack, MO 64070.
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$8,081 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 6 months
Created April 13, 2018
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