Women for a Healthy Environment

$2,008 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 2 months
RK
Rachel Kisic
on behalf of Michelle Chapkis
 PITTSBURGH, PA
Clean drinking water shouldn't be a privilege...

There is no safe amount of lead exposure, yet much of Pittsburgh's water piping contains lead levels that exceed federal limits. This lead is leeching into our drinking water and it's a big deal. It impacts the brain and nervous system, causing health and learning problems such as ADD and ADHD, hearing and speech damage, kidney failure, anemia, and more.  It also causes low birth weight and pre-term birth in newborns.

Water filters can remove lead, but many people simply can't afford them or don't know which filtration sytems to purchase. We will not be the next Flint, but we need your help.

Here's how it works: Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE), a non-profit organization based in western Pennsylvania, has received partial grant funding to provide underserved homes with young children and expectant mothers who are at risk and need lead removed from their water. 

We have 30 days to bring clean water to 100 homes.
Your gift of $60 provides a water filtration system for one household for one year! 

Please act now to help give those families most at risk access to lead-free drinking water.  Thank you!

Want to learn more? Visit http://www.womenforahealthyenvironment.org/learn-more/lead-in-water-action-page.html 

This campaign has been created by Rachel Kisic and Seth Wilmore, Board Members of WHE who serve as volunteers and are not compensated in any capacity. All funds are managed by WHE and will directly benefit lead filtration in underserved communities.
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Update 1
Posted by Rachel Kisic
6 days ago
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Hello everyone, thank you again for supporting clean water in Pittsburgh. we have just over a week left to reach our goal of providing 100 households with filtration systems. Please help us reach the home stretch by sharing and tweeting about the campaign. Thank you!

P.S. If you heard about the city of Pittsburgh, Peoples Gas, and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's filter announcement, here's more information about how WHE interfaces with those efforts: https://www.gofundme.com/women-for-a-healthy-environment
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$2,008 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 2 months
Created January 3, 2017
RK
Rachel Kisic  
on behalf of Michelle Chapkis
DS
$100
Donna Sebastian
18 hours ago
EW
$60
EJ Woodruff
2 days ago
CI
$60
cindy ingram
23 days ago

Think this is wonderful !

$28
Donna Roberts
25 days ago

such an important issue. thanks for taking this initiative.

JE
$10
Joshua Eisenthal
25 days ago
$1,000
Anonymous
25 days ago
NB
$10
Nora Boyd
25 days ago
$100
Anonymous
26 days ago
MS
$50
Maria Scapellato
26 days ago
$100
John Yetsconish
29 days ago
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