California’s severe drought continues with no end in sight and families across the state face life without water—something most of us can only imagine—as wells run dry. Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) has been helping homeowners through the California household/small water system drought assistance (HSWSDA) loan/grant program.
All children get stomachaches, Melanie Whelchel thought when her 3-year-old son Jessen suffered yet another one in 2013. At the time, she blamed a virus, although Jessen had been vomiting. Even an X-ray of a lump on Jessen’s abdomen indicated harmless constipation. But during one feverish middle-of-the-night attack, with Jessen curled up in agony, a frantic Whelchel rushed him to an emergency room in Chico, where they live.
As we have reported, Rural Development (RD) has announced a pilot to use the “banded” method to determine low- and very low income status in 23 states and territories across the country. Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington are the six western states where this pilot will be tested for the next two years.
A5: Tell your legislator to prioritize safe and affordable drinking water for ALL Californians this year and vote YES on Gov. @GavinNewsom’s budget, SB 200 (Monning) and AB 217 (@AsmEGarciaAD56): #WWDinCA #NoToxicTaps https://t.co/6k9Agkyuln https://t.co/pAitw2BSWt
A4: Sen Monning & @AsmEGarciaAD56 in @sacbee_news: "It is nothing less than a disaster when turning on the tap means risking cancer, birth defects, heart disease & diabetes." https://t.co/GTeYZ6oHqv #NoToxicTaps #WWDinCA