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 Retrofit 1M energy and water efficiency products in communities of modest means; reducing pollution and lowering utility bills in overburdened households. Providing service-learning opportunities that bring communities together to engage, empower ... Read more
To Retrofit 1M energy and water efficiency products in communities of modest means; reducing pollution and lowering utility bills in overburdened households. Providing service-learning opportunities that bring communities together to engage, empower and educate on the health, economic, and environmetal benefits of resource conservation and the clean energy economy.
Retrofit A Million directly supports and catalyzes the power of campus-based and community-based organizations with project planning support, energy and water saving products and seed funding to develop service-learning opportunities in their communities.
The Community Retrofit Day of Action (RDA) is Retrofit's signature community engagement, advocacy, and leader activation program. During this service-learning opportunity "harvest teams" canvass an assigned communities to deliver direct-to-door efficiency investment packages while performing a water-kit and lighting retrofits. Exchanging old "dirty" inefficient devices for brand new efficient "clean" bulbs and water kit FREE OF CHARGE to the residents. In addition, the harvest teams conducts a baseline energy assessments and invite recipients to complete an impact profile and environmental awareness survey. Following a 90-day adjustment period, volunteers reconnect with recipients, via telephone, to determine monetary savings and to provide additional green solutions supplied by the Retrofit Fund and partners. This follow-up also allows for Retrofit A Million staff to ensure the integrity of the efficiency investment packages and further increase awareness of other energy and water conservation options.