Hurricane Harvey

The Biggest Rainstorm On Record

Support The t.e.j.a.s. Harvey Fund

 
As we witness what the National Hurricane Center is now calling the biggest rainstorm on record unfolding along the Gulf Coast of our United States, the unprecedented flooding in Houston leaves more than 6,000 people in need of shelter and still many more stranded and waiting for rescue.

Climate Justice Alliance is proud to have supported member group Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.), the oldest environmental justice organization in Houston, in raising over $100,000 for their efforts to address the toxic aftermath of one of the biggest recent climate disasters, Hurricane Harvey.

At this time, CJA has closed to the TEJAS HARVEY FUND but if you would like to support their work, please donate to them directly via PayPal.

 

As Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston,
Fears Grow of Pollution from Oil Refineries & Superfund Sites

Video by Democracy Now!

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We are seeing the consequences of climate change denial and the imperative need for an equitable just transition from the current extractive economy.

We ask that you support this just transition by donating to the t.e.j.a.s. Harvey Fund (#tejasharveyfund) to support a group that has historically worked in the most affected frontline, grassroots communities.

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We ask that all our members and allies spread word of the launch of the t.e.j.a.s. Harvey Fund and inspire their communities to participate. Tag t.e.j.a.s. Harvey Fund on all local activities using #tejasharveyfund on all platforms for Hurricane Harvey posts so we can repost them or share them and give your activity as much exposure as possible.

“One of the most dangerous unaddressed issues is chemicals present in floodwater. Our focus will be low-income areas that sit on the fence-line of refineries, chemical storage facilities and industrial zones. These are homes that are at the highest risk of toxic waters. Our efforts will focus on cleanup efforts in these frontline communities.”
~ Juan Parras, Executive Director, t.e.j.a.s.

About t.e.j.a.s.

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit, dedicated to providing community members with the tools necessary to create sustainable, environmentally healthy communities by educating individuals on health concerns and implications arising from environmental pollution, empowering individuals with an understanding of applicable environmental laws and regulations and promoting their enforcement, and offering community building skills and resources for effective community action and greater public participation. Our goal is to promote environmental protection through education, policy development, community awareness, and legal action. Our guiding principle is that everyone, regardless of race or income, is entitled to live in a clean environment.

At this time, CJA has closed to the TEJAS HARVEY FUND but if you would like to support their work, please donate to them directly via PayPal.

“Harvey is demonstrating once again the overlapping, historical neglect of environmental justice and climate justice communities in the face of emergency. The struggle ahead in TEXAS, the Gulf, and across the nation is beyond lowering greenhouse emissions. It is a fight for justice, for dignity, for a future for our children that won’t be washed away in the next storm. It is clear that whatever we are doing now to address this is failing miserably. We need to support frontline communities to directly lead that struggle to a more resilient, regenerative future.”
~ Angela Adrar, Executive Director , Climate Justice Alliance

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