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Weatherization First home

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WEATHERIZATION FIRST 

Help Families Prepare Their Homes for Winter

Volunteers in Centre County are cooperating to weatherize homes of low-income families. 

 October has been designated Weatherization Month in State College, but our work continues throughout the year. 

 

Would you like to be involved in this work?

All those who want to help their neighbors and who care about climate change are welcome.

We especially encourage members of congregations to participate. 

Please contact us about giving a presentation to your outreach committee, mission group, or social club.

If you want to be a team leader for a project, please let us know.

Contact Sylvia Neely at SNeelyPA@gmail.com or call 814-644-9776 for more information.

 

April Meeting of volunteers has been CANCELLED.

We normally meet in the Fireside Room at University Baptist and Brethren Church

411 S. Burrowes Street in State College.

 

Come and learn about our weatherizing work. 

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

 

 

 

 

 

Weatherization First is a project of PA Interfaith Power & Light,

supported by Central Pennsylvania Community Action, the Rock Ethics Institute of Penn State,

Interfaith Human Services, and Housing Transitions.  We have received a grant from the Walmart Foundation.

 

Support this important work:

To donate online, go to the PA IPL home page

Click on the donate button and be sure to specify that the donation is for Weatherization First.

OR send a check to PA IPL (memo: Weatherization First), 2100 C East College Ave., State College, PA 16801

PA IPL is a 501(c) (3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

  

Volunteers

Volunteers from several congregations and from the community are carrying out this work.  We have participants from Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Faith United Church of Christ, Grace Lutheran Church, University Baptist and Brethren Church, Friends Meeting, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Penn State chapter of PA Interfaith Power & Light, St. John's United Church of Christ in Boalsburg, as well as concerned citizens from the community.  If you want to be involved, please let us know. 

 

How you can participate in this project:

Fill out this registration form that will explain what you are able to do and when.  For more information contact Sylvia Neely at SNeelyPA@gmail.com.

We will contact you about the projects available.  You can choose which project you want to take on, and the leader for that project will arrange for your participation. 

 

 

Three Easy Ways to help Weatherization First 

Here are three ways that people can help Weatherization First by taking advantage of offers from Envinity, Inc. and from the electric company. 

 

1.  Your electric company will send you an energy conservation kit if you ask for it.  You can then donate the contents to Weatherization First so that we can use the items to help our clients.  Go to www.paenergykit.com or call 888-204-4919 and give them your electric account number.  If you have received a kit since May 2010, you are not eligible to receive another.

 

2.  By filling out an online form describing your home and energy use, West Penn Power will send you an energy conservation kit.  So even if you have already received the one described above, you can get another one by going to this website and answering the questions.  You can then donate it to us.

 

3.  Have you had an energy audit performed on your house?  A professional can identify trouble spots in your home and tell you  which improvements will be most cost-effective.  Now there is another reason to have an energy audit.  Envinity, Inc. (a local employee owned company working on energy efficiency and green building) has offered to carry out a free energy audit for our low-income projects for every energy audit that somebody buys at their regular price.  You get a comprehensive professional energy audit, and Weatherization First gets help in carrying our weatherization projects.  Be sure to tell them that you are a supporter of Weatherization First. 

www.envinity.com    814-231-3927

 

Click on the links below for more information about Weatherization First.

 

People seeking assistance from Weatherization First to work on their homes, please fill out this application or call 814-644-9776.

 

Mission Statement of Weatherization First

 

Registration Form for volunteers

 

Waiver Form for homeowners

 

This page outlines some of the energy saving measures that can reduce fuel bills.  It should be left with homeowners when the weatherization is completed.

 

Checklist that you can use in an initial visit to evaluate what needs to be done in the home.

 

Template for a final report on your completed project.

 

Flyer that can be adapted to recruit volunteers or to solicit donations (letter page size)

 

A flyer that can be inserted in a bulletin or used for publicity at events.  It is printed 2 to the page and must be cut in half.

 

PA Weatherization Field Guide  contains lots of specific information on weatherizing, including a separate section on mobile homes.

An energy audit form that can be a guide for assessing what needs to be done in the home.

Here is an illustrated guide to important safety considerations (prepared by Brian Henderson of Envinity, Inc.) to help you in weatherizing.  "If you see this."

In addition to working on the home, our teams educate people on energy saving actions they can take to reduce fuel bills.  This powerpoint presentation (that is the basis of classes for the Centre County Fuel Bank) contains lots of information and tips.

 

 

 

Return to the Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light home page. 

Return to the Creation Care Coalition home page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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