We received the following information from Flat River Outreach Ministries regarding their Neighbor to Neighbor program for this year. A copy of the application is available here.
Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM) Offering Neighbor to Neighbor Program
Program will help those Living in the Lowell Area School District with Weatherization Projects
Do you need help weatherizing your home before the colder weather comes? Do you know someone who needs insulation or weather stripping to cut down on their energy costs? Flat River Outreach Ministries’ Neighbor to Neighbor program (N2N) may be able to help!
This year N2N is teaming up with the Lowell Rotary Club and Impact Church’s Love week to provide volunteers to address small weatherization projects for homeowners who live in the Lowell Area School District. The program matches minor weatherization projects with volunteers who are capable of completing the work at no cost to the homeowner. Individuals in need simply fill out the N2N application for themselves or for someone they know.
Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM) will review all the N2N applications and contact the homeowner for additional information and to determine if the work needed fits within the N2N guidelines. If the project is approved, volunteers from Lowell Rotary and Impact Church’s Love Week will be assigned and the work being completed on October 20th. New this year, homeowners will be asked to participate in the process in some way.
“This program is unique because it allows volunteers to come together on a project that meets a visible need for our neighbors,” says Dawn Broene, Executive Director at FROM. “This year we are encouraging the homeowner to get involved in the process. We know not everyone has the skills or ability to do the work themselves, but we feel having the homeowner involved in some way, whether working alongside a volunteer or sharing their knowledge and insight, enriches the experience for everyone involved. The program shows what we can do when we work together; neighbor to neighbor.”
Examples of projects that will be considered include installing insulation and weather stripping, checking a furnace, wrapping pipes and more. The volunteers plan to complete about eight to ten projects and want homeowners to know that filling out the application does not guarantee the group will be able to take on your project, but all those who submit wishes will be contacted.
This continued success of this program would not be possible without partnerships with The Lowell Ledger, Lowell Rotary, Impact Church’s Love Week volunteers and the Lowell community.
Wishes can be submitted now through October 5, 2018 to Flat River Outreach Ministries (11535 Fulton Street East, Lowell) or by emailing the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of wishes does not guarantee that the wishes will be granted.