Great Rivers is honored to receive a generous grant of $10,000 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing to support our work to bring environmental justice to the residents of North St. Louis. These funds will help us continue and expand our work to ensure that businesses have proper air and water pollution permits and to comment on any permit renewals or modifications that will allow for unacceptable levels of pollution. The life expectancy in the areas we are working is 10 years less than other parts of St. Louis, and there are higher rates of hospitalization, asthma, cancer, and other health concerns. By fighting alongside the community to keep air and water clean, we can impact these statistics.
The Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is a separate legal entity from The Boeing Company. It is run and financed by the employees of Boeing. We are grateful to the members of the board and to all of the employees who contributed to make this gift possible!