KENNEBUNK— Some households in York County will be warmer next winter, thanks to a generous gift from the Hudson Foundation.

The Hudson Foundation is a family foundation based in Portland that provides funding for New England non-profits that serve the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and populations.

The foundation recently awarded Habitat for Humanity of York County a $5,000 grant for its county-wide weatherization program, Keep York County Warm!

Keep York County Warm!, provides year round weatherization services for up to 40 low-income homeowners each year at no cost to the homeowner. The weatherization program leverages Efficiency Maine rebates to provide homeowners with professional air sealing and insulation.

Since 2014, the program weatherized homes in 27 of the 29 York County communities.

The weatherization program has helped many households to make it through the winter by adding interior storm windows, sealing cracks and making other improvements that reduce heat loss and save money on energy bills. Program volunteers also built and installed an average of six interior storm window inserts for each home, saving $16 in energy costs per window each year.

Keep York County Warm! Also provides LED bulbs, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and low flow devices.

“The Hudson Foundation grant funding will leverage the opportunities Keep York County Warm! offers to improve energy efficiency and directly make a positive impact on low-income families and seniors in York County by reducing their heating and cooling costs, and improving health and safety issues.” said Amy Nucci, Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Executive Director. “We continue to look for better ways to assist residents in York County who struggle with high heating bills and unhealthy homes.”

There are many opportunities for people who would like to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation should call 985-4850 or visit www.habitatyorkcounty.org.

 

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