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I, Mayor Salvador Melendez, Wear Turquoise - For My Loved One. Will You Join Me?

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$1,000

Ensures our ability to carry forth the American Lung Association mission including overcoming COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics like this.

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MY STORY

I was elected to Montebello City Council in November 2018. I became the youngest elected council member in Montebello’s history. Currently I am the Mayor for the City of Montebello.

I am a longtime resident in the City of Montebello and a product of Montebello Unified School District, graduating from Montebello High School (Class of 2008). After High School, I attended Rio Hondo College, where I received an Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences. I then graduated from CSULA, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Global Relations. I am currently in my third year of law school at the University of La Verne College of Law.

I Wear Turquoise (IWT) is an American Lung Association LUNG FORCE campaign, engaging leaders throughout Southern California.

In American Lung Association’s pursuit to ensure lung health for all, its research funding is hard at work during this outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A recent discovery is showing great promise for a potential vaccine. Our lung helpline and website continue to be trusted sources of information and support. Reliable resources, including guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected, are available during this unprecedented health threat. It is important that this crucial work continue. We invite you to be a part of the solution and help prevent against future pandemics TODAY.

The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE launched five years ago, uniting women and their loved ones to stand together and fight lung cancer. Today we invite everyone to join the commitment to lung health and for clean, healthy and livable communities for all. Leaders from throughout Southern California have joined us to become IWT Ambassadors to lead the charge toward a cleaner, healthier future.

I WEAR TURQUOISE: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION - WILL YOU JOIN THEM?

My individual goal is to raise $1,000 for the American Lung Association. However, together, with the efforts of all our Ambassadors and the generosity of supporters like you, we are trying to raise $50,000 to help ensure their mission stays strong, including OVERCOMING COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics like this! We are stronger together! To “meet” the other Ambassadors and check out how we are making an impact as a whole AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: I WEAR TURQUOISE. Please support today!

American Lung Association is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #13-1632524). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.