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Our Mission
Protect PT (Penn-Trafford) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring residents' safety, security, and quality of life by engaging in education and advocacy to protect the economic, environmental, and legal rights of the people in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. 
Pollution is a detriment to our quality of life as humans and knows no boundaries. We strive to help individuals and other communities who are facing similar issues by providing educational support, sharing of resources, and mentorship to ensure that others maintain or obtain clean and health communities. 
We strive to be of service to other communities in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region to help them better protect themselves from unconventional gas development and its associated infrastructure.
In order to serve other communities, we are offering mentorship and guidance to individuals or groups that want to work toward social change in their community.
We can discuss with other community members how to organize groups, participate in the local process and educate, engage, and empower their own communities for social change. We will also direct groups to other organizations in our network that can help them achieve their goals. ​
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Our Financial Supporters

Our financial supporters include community member contributions as well as the organizations below that fiscally support our work in a variety of ways. Protect PT Members who volunteer & help fundraise: Click here to learn how you can help.



The Heinz Endowments

11th Hour Project The Schmidt Family Foundation



The Heinz Endowments

11th Hour Project The Schmidt Family Foundation

Colcom Foundation

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Gillian Graber is the Executive Director and co-founder of Protect PT. As a mother of two, Gillian is passionate about keeping children safe from the impacts of fracking. After an experience dealing with air pollution issues in her own home, she has first hand knowledge of the health impacts pollution can have on a family and how government agencies often ignore residents in distress.