Posted on November 30, 2018
As the end of the year approaches and we reflect on what we are grateful for, a big part of that is you. Together we’ve created a community where asbestos victims can find support, educational resources, and opportunities to get involved in the fight to ban asbestos. As a small not-for-profit organization, ADAO depends on our community and supporters to fund our work. As the fight continues, we are grateful for your support in 2018 and ask you to join us again in this fight in 2019.
Your support enables us to educate the public, keep the pressure on Congress, and fight for the only thing we know will put an end to the devastation caused by asbestos: a complete and total ban. 2018 was a year of many challenges, but we continue to make progress towards those goals.
It’s because of that support that we were able to:
- Create our kNOwAsbestos resource page: a one-stop resource guide for you to learn about asbestos and what do about it.
- Host the 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference
- Promote the 14th Global Asbestos Awareness Week which increased public understanding of the man-made asbestos disaster we face both in the U.S. and abroad
- Deliver our 13th Congressional Staff Briefing “TSCA and Asbestos: EPA’s Failure to Protect Public Health.”
- Send our Right to Know legal action petition to pressure the EPA to be more transparent about asbestos imports and locations
With your help, we can continue to build on our work in 2019. We are already making plans to work with the new Congress and new EPA officials when they take office in January. We are close, but we need your help now more than ever.
Until asbestos is banned, our work continues. As I look forward to our 15th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, our first ever March for Justice and Remembrance in Washington D.C., I know it is because of your support that these events will be a success.
Your support, no matter how large or small, means the world to ADAO. Remember: all donations are fully tax-deductible. You’ll find a short, secure donation form at the bottom of this post.
Thank you for your invaluable support, and from our family to yours — Happy Holidays. It keeps us going, fighting for a future free of asbestos-caused diseases.