Your year-end gift to Metropolitan Energy Center is a strategic step toward better energy options for all.
In the quiet of the night, Marcus found himself racing to the ER once again, his young daughter gasping for air. Little did he know that the construction of their home was the culprit behind Naima’s recurring asthma attacks.
A Children’s Mercy Healthy Homes visit, assisted by Metropolitan Energy Center, revealed surprising connections between their home’s conditions and his daughter’s health. After insulation and air sealing was provided to the home, the internal air was transformed.
Thanks to that weatherization, Naima’s health improved, hospital visits became a memory, and their home finally felt like a haven. But thousands of children affected by unhealthy air are still waiting for their turn.
This year, your donation advocates for accessible energy efficiency and better health by winning the alliance of 24 state-level lawmakers in 2024 who can effectively make long-standing better energy policy a reality for our region. When you give $24 or more today, our dedicated staff can convey your message to lawmakers: “Tame the unchecked energy uses that harm human health on a massive scale.”
Your support ensures that lawmakers and policymakers will come to know modern-day realities of energy use, so they can work to change long-broken rules. With systemic change, more families like Marcus’ and Naima’s will be able to break free from the cycle of health struggles, creating healthier and happier homes for children in need.
What is the ripple-effect of just one in-person visit to a lawmaker? More than you might think:
- After the visit, the lawmaker will consider human health implications presented by MEC, going to another expert for comment.
- That expert will recognize a need for further study and organize a research project at their university.
- The information that comes back will reflect reality—that policy change is overdue.
- With due application of the new knowledge, thousands of households will feel the effects of a better policy environment for healthy energy use.
The beauty of it all is that every visit has the potential to impact many. Your investment in advocacy visits to system influencers will produce dividends felt across whole populations of entire states. That kind of return can’t even be found on Wall Street!
A gift to MEC is so much more than a tax-deductible charitable donation. It’s a strategic investment in health-multiplying work. We would be honored if you joined us today in this important initiative to touch 24 lawmakers’ hearts in 2024.