The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide energy conservation services and education and to promote energy saving practices in the community.
Founded in 1981 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Project Warm provides free weatherization services to households of seniors, disabled, and low-income individuals. It also provides self-help educational programs (and free weatherization materials), to all citizens throughout Louisville Metro. Project Warm accomplishes its mission by leveraging the talents of a small staff in collaborative efforts with other agencies and organizations, and the involvement of citizen volunteers.
Project Warm Services are divided into three complementary programs:
FIRST-LINE WEATHERIZATION is our year round service focused on air-sealing, door and window repair and weather-stripping. In addition, when necessary, missing window panes are replaced, disconnected heating ducts are reconnected and sealed, and minor drywall repairs performed.
PROJECT WARM ENERGY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS are conducted October through February in partnership with neighborhood governmental and community organizations throughout the Metro area. The workshops include training in effective home energy management and free weatherization materials for attendees to use.
THE PROJECT WARM BLITZ, held on two days in early November, involves teams of volunteers fanning out throughout the community to prepare homes of seniors and disabled citizens for winter by installing simple weatherization fixes.