Kohls Cares – VOTE HERE FOR MARSH FORK ELEMENTARY
Marsh Fork Elementary is surrounded by an expanding coal mining operation, including a coal preparation plant using chemical scrubbers, a coal load-out silo 200 feet behind the school, and a mammoth coal waste dam containing 3 billion gallons of toxic sludge pointed directly at it from only 300 yards away. Coal dust covers the school’s playground and is present in all classrooms. After a six year effort to raise money to build a new school in a safe environment we are going to get our kids a new school. But our fundraising efforts are short of building a truly modern Leeds Certified school. The Kohl Cares money will provide the funds for LEEDS and a model school for our children, teachers and staff. In a depressed area that has never known anything but coal; a LEEDS Certified school will provide an educational tool that will teach our kids about renewable and clean energy and lift our community’s spirit in a way as never before, making our new school the hub of our community.