Press release from non-profit Empowering Local Communities, Inc.:
“Teaching & Helping will be fielding teams of Mentors and volunteers on October 10 to weatherize and insulate as many homes as we can. We expect to be able to simultaneously do 6-10 homes, train 15-30 volunteers, and reduce annual energy use at least $150 and CO2 production by at least 1500 pounds (probably more). We will be doing some combination of weatherization, insulation, and window replacement, depending on the houses’ needs.
On October 10, you can participate, regardless of your income. If you own your own home and are of modest income (See below), we have a County grant to cover the cost of the Mentor and overhead. You pay for the materials. If you have more income, you can still take part in October. The Mentor and overhead cost will be about $300 +/- as well as the materials. Someone will inspect your house in September and give you a closer estimate of the total cost. (Weatherization involves caulking, sealing, and/or weather-stripping outlets, switches, plumbing penetrations, light fixtures, doors and windows.)
Also, if you meet the County’s requirements (See below), we are looking for two homes to weatherize where we can train some of our experienced volunteers to be team leaders on October 10. An experienced Mentor will lead a small volunteer team to practice the special techniques we are developing for efficient weatherization of older homes.
If you are interested in finding out more — either to include your home in the project, or to participate as a volunteer and learn yourself and help others — please contact me at 795-3413 or email@example.com.
Empowering Local Communities, Inc.
129 S. Irving Ave • Tucson AZ 85711
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Special chance to save energy and money — and do a little good in the world
Don’t miss this special chance for you or a neighbor to cut your utility bills by $100 to $200 (or more) per year at a cost of less than $100. And you can give volunteers the chance to learn how to weatherize their own homes, in the process.
The Teaching & Helping program is looking for two families who want to make their homes more energy efficient. (To qualify, they must own their homes and have limited income.) During September, we will organize a small team of volunteers and an experienced Mentor and weatherize your home in one day on either the weekend of September 11-12 or 25-26. The host family (you?) will pay for the materials and the labor is provided under a grant from Pima County.
Even if you don’t qualify by income, you can still be a part of the 10-10-10 Climate Action Day on October 10. That day, Teaching & Helping will be upgrading as many houses as we can with weatherization, insulation, and/or insulated windows. If you qualify for the County grant, you will only have to pay for the materials. If not, there will also be approximately $300 cost for the Mentor and overhead to lead the volunteer team.
We are also looking for volunteers who want to learn how to weatherize or insulate their homes or windows, and also help neighbors and Tucsonans in need. Maybe YOU would like to join us on 10-10-10?
If you are interested, please contact Tres English, 795-3413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can pass this on to your neighbors, possibly thru your neighborhood newsletter or contact list, PLEASE DO.
Thanks for you help.
Empowering Local Communities, Inc.
Teaching & Helping is a program of Empowering Local Communities, a local non-profit corporation dedicated to developing tools for Tucson”s long-term sustainability.
Income limits for County grant assistance
$32200 (1 person) $36800 (2 people) $41400 (3 people) $46000 (4 people)”