Remember Labor Day!

Sep 3, 2017

Have a great Labor Day weekend, and remember why.                                            Remember that children used to work in US mines and sweatshops, and still do in places around the world. Remember that coal companies used to pay miners with “scrip” that was only good at the company store. Remember the many deadly disasters resulting from coal companies cutting corners to save a few bucks. Remember that some of these disasters killed people in neighboring communities, such as the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972 or the ongoing disaster of mountaintop removal. And remember that coal companies never change their ways out of the goodness of their hearts or any sense of compassion to their workers or their neighbors.

Watch Blood on the Mountain for insights into labor history and community struggles against coal companies.

Sept. 7, the SOMA Film Festival is screening Blood on the Mountain at the historic Woodland venue in Maplewood, NJ. Proceeds go to Coal River Mountain Watch to support our work to end mountaintop removal and help rebuild sustainable communities. The documentary is “a groundbreaking investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia.”

You can also watch Blood on the Mountain on Netflix. Don’t miss it!  

You can still support our work at no extra cost.

If you forgot to enroll or re-enroll in August for Mid-Atlantic Kroger Community Rewards here, you can still do so. The sooner you sign up, the sooner your shopping starts counting toward Kroger’s donation. It averages out to about 40-50 dollars per household per year, so your couple of minutes to sign up make a big difference. Just select Coal River Mountain Watch, organization number 94917, as the group you want to support. Then just shop with your Kroger card as usual. And remember to invite friends!

Also, if you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Coal River Mountain Watch. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop. Thanks for the help!

How about some September support?

Historically, donations to Coal River Mountain Watch drop off in September before picking up in November and December. Your gift here is tax-deductible any time, not just December. If you set up a recurring monthly sponsorship, it provides that steady support throughout the year.

You can also send your gift to CRMW, P.O. Box 303, Naoma, WV 25140, or you can donate securely online here, or on our Facebook page here, by Network for Good here, or by Razoo here. From $10 to $1,000 or more, we greatly appreciate any help you’re able to provide.

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Thanks for your support, and have a great Labor Day!