Fund Story

This fund was created to honor the spirit, tenacity, and zeal of Jan Nona, an ordinary senior citizen who was inspired to act on behalf of her neighbors. Upon the discovery that the local shallow aquifer, which was the source of drinking water for the Town of Pines, had been poisoned by coal combustion waste. Ms. Nona worked relentlessly to help her neighbors. She inspired other residents to join her and demanded accountability by local, state and federal officials. The result was voluntary funding by “potentially responsible parties” to provide most homeowners with municipal water from nearby Michigan City.

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