Kate led many local efforts to make her community a better, safer and healthier place to live. J.W. and Kate co-founded Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) in response to the strip mining that was devastating the area around their home. Around this same time Kate Bradley was working to secure land for what would become the Petros Health Clinic. The health clinic Kate helped open remained in Petros for many years. SOCM remains in effect, renamed Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment.