Our long time friends and allies in the climate justice struggle have finally found a place to call home in Whitesville, West Virginia! For that last five years RAMPS has been a central part of organizing to end Mountaintop Removal, bringing drinking water to families whose water had been poisoned, supporting prisoners in West Virgina jails, and consistently being committed to supporting local community struggles and needs.
If you can spare a couple bucks this season, please support this great band of misfits.
Thier full request is below.
RAMPS is putting down roots: We’re buying a house!
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RAMPS is buying a house!
And we need your help to make it happen.
Our new home!
It’s true. We’re about to buy a campaign house in Whitesville. This is a huge opportunity for us to deepen our roots and to grow our reach.
Since RAMPS’s inception, a major impediment to our work has been the lack of a home base with adequate housing and work space. For years we’ve lived and worked out of a crumbling, one-room former post office building here in Whitesville. After 5 years making do, we are thrilled to be moving onward and upward — and across the street!
Check out our online fundraiser, and read our full description of how this new living, working, and organizing space will bring our projects to the next level.
As our supporters, allies, friends, and previous donors, you have done so much for us in the past. Thanks for all your support so far — we wouldn’t be here without you. Now we’re asking you to give generously to help us take this next big step.
We’ve got a killer lineup of perks available, to say “thank you” for your donations:
Image of persk: new RAMPS poster, handmade lip balm, and fresh ramps in the mail
There are lots of other perks available. Click here to make a donation and claim your perk!
We’re so excited that this is finally happening. We can’t wait to grow into this new space, and we hope you’ll come visit us there.
Huge thanks to everyone who donated their crafts, foods, art, time and energy to make this happen, including: Cotten’s Comforts, Oakwyn Farm, Erin McKelvy, Willie Dodson, Carol Judy, the Beehive Collective, Bec Young & Justseeds, Chad Cordell, and surely others we’re forgetting. Special thanks to our lenders and lead donors!
For the land and people,
P.S. Can you also help us spread the word in your circles? An easy way to do this is to share the fundraiser on your own FB page (and ask your friends to support us too!).
Even better, will you forward this email to few family members or friends who might be interested, with a quick personal description of why you’re supporting us?
Actually this isn’t copyrighted at all. Written in 2015 though.
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