This event will happen rain or shine so join us.
Our goal is $10,000!
Read more for details and the email copy that went out.
Hello Friends and Colleagues, You may have read or heard about Merrion Oil & Gas’s proposed plans to site unconventional gas wells at Edgar Thomson Steel Works. Myself and other 15104 residents have been working to prevent this from happening. You may know us as North Braddock Residents For Our Future. We are a grassroots community based group using all our power and might to determine the trajectory of the place we live.
Like many neighborhoods and municipalities in the region we have uninvited petro-capitalists trying to storm down our door. And so to keep our valuables safe we are putting them up for sale. Dishes, trinkets, cups, glasses, saucers, tchotchkes, home furnishings, one-of-a-kind objects, mass-produced vintage sundries, vinyl records, books, baskets and anything we can’t use to barricade Braddock Avenue when the trucks try to arrive. You might describe it as a “fire sale” but maybe it would be better to call it a “prevent the fire sale”.
We have been fortunate to receive funds to support our work from two organizations but these monies cannot be used for legal fees. And since we’ve decided to traverse every path available we have hired an attorney. The law firm has given us a greatly reduced and subsidized rate but it still requires quite a bit of cash, approximately $10,000 to pursue the legal avenues that are available to us.
Now, you might be thinking, we must have a warehouse of stuff to sell in order to raise this amount of money. We don’t. Like our self-determination in defining our community this sale is just one tactic to come up with the dollars we need. It is a(n) humble action.
There’s no fancy graphics or catchy slogans to entice you to come out to North Braddock to support our cause. Just this polite and lengthy request.
The sale will go on rain or shine on the sidewalk, porch and/or inside at the above location. There will be light refreshments and handcrafted delicious home brewed beer.
Even if you don’t have $$$ to spare stop by to get caught up with what we have been doing.
Please share with others who care about the region’s air, water, health and future.