Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Huge Turnout for Home Repair and Energy "Connect" Event

On August 20, 2009, the first Home Repair and Energy Conservation Event was held at the Community Health Systems Activity Center. Over 147 people came seeking help, information and resources. The event focused on assisting low-income individuals, senior citizens, and people with disabilities needing help with home repair, weatherization, and home modification.

The sponsors embraced this event from its conception several months ago until it ended last night. Sponsors included the Walker Area Community Foundation, Red Cross, Community Action, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, USDA Rural Development, Community Action (Decatur), Habitat of Humanity, United Way of Central Alabama, Independent Living Resources, Witcher Office Supply, Grace Nicholas, Sandy Perry, Jasper City Councilperson Sandy Sudduth, and former Jasper Mayor Don Goetz. Last, but not least, the volunteers from Red Cross who stepped up and just seemed to know what to do.

Walker County is a place where people and agencies work together for the common good with an attitude of “Just do It”…and we did.

Trecia Benefield

IL Specialist

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