Weatherization First holds monthly meetings (leadership, information, and more) at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at University Baptist and Brethren Church.
New folks are welcome!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).