Weatherization First: LEARN MORE

1527133_10153692416215105_1314606005_n On Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 5 pm we will have a workshop for people who would like to volunteer with Weatherization First but have some questions about what is involved. Many people are willing to work on a project, but we especially need individuals to take the lead  and see a project through to completion.  Without this leadership, we are unable to help the people who have asked for our assistance.  Please respond to let Sylvia Neely know if you plan to be there.IMG_2078

Please send an invitation with this link to your networks and encourage your friends to come to this informal workshop where they will hear from people with experience in this work and be able to ask questions of them.   We will talk about the assessment process, materials, scheduling, and anything else that is of interest.  If there are particular topics you think should be included, please let me know.  Anybody with basic weatherization knowledge and a desire to help their neighbors is encouraged to attend.19615_10152613472040105_927689635_n

This workshop will be held at University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College, 411 S. Burrowes Street.  From Atherton St., turn onto Nittany in the direction of the football field.  The church is on the next corner (Burrowes and Nittany).  Stand facing the church on Burrowes Street.  Walk into the alley to the right and enter the door on the side of the building marked “Office.”  Go down the stairs to the Fireside Room — that is where the meeting will be.1913244_10106188579394174_2017794221_o

If you have suggestions for possible project leaders and you would like for the Weatherization First coordinator to talk to them personally, please send their contact information to Sylvia Neely right away.   1454687_10153525872015105_685902091_n1001285_10153525872050105_724593881_n


When I was cold, you warmed up my house.

Weatherization First is a project of PA IPL that started in Centre County in October 2013… less than a year ago.  We’ve now helped 18 homes, and some key leaders in other areas of PA are starting to figure out how to create similar projects in their areas.

After the Penn State chapter of PA IPL completed an internal storm window build, they went back to interview one of the recipients.  Cathie McLendon has generously given us permission to share her interview. Let the video inspire you to come out to our Weatheriztion First fundraiser at Ace Hardware of State College this Saturday (and check out the WJAC channel 6 story that ran on the 11:00 news on May 14, too).