Please consider writing or calling the elected and appointed officials on the list below and tell them West Calumet residents deserve more time to locate suitable housing:
March 21, 2017-Residents affected by high levels of lead in the ground at West Calumet Housing Project in East Chicago are asking all residents for a little help. East Chicago activists have sent the following notice to community leaders, church groups and others in the area. Now they want your help.
YOUR IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION IS NEEDED IN SUPPORT OF THE REMAINING WEST CALUMET 81 FAMILIES. LET US RALLY IN THIS MANNER SO A FORCED RELOCATION IS NOT MADE A REALITY AS ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 31, 2017 – APRIL 01, 2017! NO CHILDREN / NOR RESIDENTS / NOR FAMILIES SHOULD UNDERGO THIS WITHOUT AMPLE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IN TIME.
PLEASE READ BELOW AND HELP BY RALLYING FOR THEM. YOUR VOICE DOES COUNT AND CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. REACH OUT TO YOUR PERSONAL CONTACTS AND ASK OF THEM TO DO THE SAME. THIS IS A MUCH NEEDED HUMANITARIAN EFFORT WE SHOULD PARTAKE TO FULFILL WHAT’S BEST FOR THE REMAINING 81 FAMILIES STILL LIVING IN WEST CALUMET.
• Attached please a copy of sample drafted form letter you can use that had been prepared and approved for this HUMANITARIAN campaign to delay this forced relocation for the remaining 81 families / residents living in West Calumet Housing Complex.
• Attached please find the Contact list to whom you’re to send your letter / call / email / twitter and or Fax. Please Note: Going forward, please use the drafted letter and contact list form to reach out to all your contacts and organizations that you personally know so they too support and submit a letter on behalf of the 81 families still living in West Calumet Housing Complex. [You can go Nationwide if need be].
Let’s help our 81 families [brethren] of West Calumet [Zone 1: USS Lead Superfund Site] in their time of need! Thank you in advance!
Respectfully yours, Maritza Lopez Isaiah 58:10-11: Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.
The resident group has provided the following draft letter which readers can modify as they see fit: