Amani Safe Water Project
The Amani Safe Water Project seeks to address the lack of safe water and lead poisoning that disproportionately affects the 53206-zip code, of which Amani is a significant part. Neighborhoods in this zip code have more lead laterals, lead-contaminated water and the highest number of children with elevated blood levels in Milwaukee.
This program provides households with water filters, replacement cartridges and education programs regarding lead-contaminated water and other sources of lead poisoning.
Nutrition & Lead Task Force
We partnered with the Hunger Task Force to create The Nutrition & Lead Task Force in Amani through the Well Fed Means Less Lead Campaign, a canvassing program to address the serious levels of lead in paint, water and soil.
The door-to-door canvass engaged residents with in-depth conversations about the presence of lead in and around the home; how to identify sources of lead; self-help steps to minimize household lead exposure; and the important role nutrition plays in a diet protected from lead.
For these efforts, we were awarded the 2018 Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year by BizTimes Media alongside the Hunger Task Force.
Lead Exposure Through Paint
Lead Exposure Through Water
Lead Exposure Through the Soil or Environment
Women of Childbearing Age and Parents of Young Children
How Nutrition Impacts Lead Absorption
Milwaukee Nutrition & Lead Report
CHECK IT & PREVENT IT:
Does your home have lead pipes? Call 1-800-424-LEAD or click here to have your water tested.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Balanced Diet Recommendations