Earlier today (12/23) 3M unexpectedly delivered 12,000 Lead-Check test kits to Lead Safe America! [Yes you heard me right TWELVE THOUSAND! Thank you 3M! My office is now FULL of boxes!] 5 pallets of product arrived at my office doorstep! It was amazing!
We need your support to get these and other resources to families. [This pic is just of what is in the hall outside my office, the rest is stacked floor-to-ceiling in my office!]
Another “Christmas Present” that also arrived in the mail today… Emmy-award winning journalist Rob Reynolds (reporting for Al Jazeera English) sent me a DVD of the recent news piece he did of the issue in October 2013 for the international news market. It’s a comprehensive, thoughtful and thorough news piece that uses my family’s story to frame the issue and covers everything from the importance of lead-safe work practices to the concern for lead’s impact on criminality and, most important, touches on the fact that this is an “everyone” problem – for anyone living in an historic home – not just low-income families in ethnic minorities (a myth that too many news stories, reports and studies emphasize and re-emphasize.)
I’ve posted the video link below. Please watch this five minute piece and share!
Please also consider supporting the work of the Lead Safe America Foundation with a pledge or tax-deductible contribution this last week of 2013. $5 helps us send a test-kit and information to one family, $100 helps us get kits and information to at least 20 families (and also gets you a “Special Thanks” credit in our film if you can donate before the end of the year!)
You can make a backer pledge on Kickstarter: Here’s the link to watch the trailer to our film and make a pledge …or you can make a tax-deductible contribution directly through the Lead Safe America website, link here. -Thank you!