May 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WJCC Community Action Agency's Weatherization Team is a provider for Virginia Dominion's revamped EnergyShare program which now includes some Weatherization services. This program is designed to help low-income families provide savings on their home electric bill by educating residents and installing some energy-saving measures and providing additional services within the home.
The United Way of Greater Williamsburg Home for Good is a permanent housing program that provides needed tools and resources to homeless families in the Greater Williamsburg community, enabling them to move from precarious housing situations like hotels and motels to permanent housing. The Home for Good case managers help clients from the start of the program and maintain a relationship up to six months after they graduate to living independently. Case manager's help clients adjust to living in a house, budgeting, and coming up with creative ways of how to stay within a budget. When case manager, Amber Martens, learned of the EnergyShare program she called immediately to see if they could help her clients currently renting houses.
The EnergyShare Program has assisted 8 Home for Good households by installing 6 LED bulbs, wrapping water heaters, installing low flow faucets and shower heads, adding extra insulation to the attics, and running a safety on the cooling and heating systems. These changes provided free of charge, will allow the residents to save money by reducing their electric bill, educated them on how to be a good homeowner, and being environmentally friendly by reduce energy and wasted water. This program is open to homeowners and renters of single-family homes, manufactured homes, mobile homes, and mulit-family homes. This program is a great example of working together to create a healthier and stronger community.
To qualify for this program, you must be a Dominion Virginia Power customer and meet the income guidelines. For more information on the EnergyShare program please call 757-229-9389.
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